Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Ward and Precinct question?

What is the difference between a ward and a precinct?

Ward - A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes

Precinct - a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    According the definitions you provided, there seems to be no difference. It's looks like it's just a question of semantics; you can call Spuds MacKenzie a dog or a canine, but he's still a domestic mammal of the species Canis familiaris. In other words, it's the same thing, some people call it a Ward and some call it a Precinct, perhaps depending on location. Another example: in Louisiana, a geographical, civil division that is the largest territorial division for local government within the state is called a "parish", but in other states it would be called a "county". Same thing, different name, based on location, culture, and history.

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