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penny poll

penny poll
 n.— «Over the years, various activist groups in town have conducted, usually around Tax Day, something called a “Penny Poll,” in which passersby are given ten (or whatever) pennies and a few jars (military, health care, education, infrastructure, etc.) and told to allocate them as they would like them to be spent.» —“A Radically Simple Proposal” by Geov Parrish Eat the State! (Seattle, Washington) Aug. 9, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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