electoral ward


A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. In some countries, wards are usually named after
neighbourhood A neighbourhood (British English, Hiberno-English, Hibernian English, Australian English and Canadian English) or neighborhood (American English; American and British English spelling differences, see spelling differences) is a geographicall ...
thoroughfare A thoroughfare is a primary passage or way as a transit route through regularly trafficked areas whether by road A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two Location (geography), places that has been Pavement (material), paved o ...
s, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area (e.g. William Morris Ward in the London Borough of Waltham Forest). It is common in the United States for wards to simply be numbered. In Swahili/Kiswahili Local Ward is called Kata. In Australia, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, they are an electoral district within a district or municipality, used in local government elections. In the United States, wards are usually subdivided into electoral precinct, precincts for Polling place, polling purposes. In the Republic of Ireland, urban ''Wards'' and rural ''District Electoral Divisions'' were renamed ''District Electoral Division, Electoral Divisions'' in 1994. The electoral districts for local government in the Republic of Ireland, local authorities are often popularly called "wards". These consist of multiple electoral divisions, and are officially called "local electoral areas". In the case of a municipal Amalgamation (politics), amalgamation, the former cities and towns that make up the new metropolis may be referred to as wards. * In certain cities of India, such as Mumbai and Delhi, a Administrative divisions of Mumbai, ward is an administrative unit of the city region; a city area is divided into Zones, which in turn contains numerous wards. The smallest administrative unit of Gram panchayat, Gram Panchayats in India is also known as a ward.Elected Members: Rohini Zone (Ward-wise)
at Municipal Corporation of Delhi * In Japan, a ward (''ku'' or 区 in Japanese language, Japanese) is an administrative unit of one of the larger cities, closely equivalent to a London Borough or a New York Borough. * In Vietnam, a ward (phường) is an administrative subunit of an inner city district (quận). * Wards and electoral divisions of Nepal are political divisions which are grouped into Gaunpalika (Rural council) and Municipalities of Nepal, Municipality. A rural municipality or municipality has minimum 5 wards and maximum 33 wards. * In parts of northern England, a ward was a sub-entity of a historic counties of England, county, equivalent to a hundred (country subdivision), hundred.

See also

* Wards of Canada ** Wards of the City of Ottawa ** Lake_Country#Wards, Wards of Lake Country municipality * Wards of Japan * Wards and electoral divisions of the United Kingdom ** Wards of the City of London * Subdivisions of Tanzania#Wards, Wards of Tanzania * Ward (United States) ** For more controversial/negative practices often associated with ''ward politics'', also see political machine#In the United States, political machine. * Wards of Zimbabwe


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