Wards of the United States
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In the United States, a ward is an optional division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.  Depending upon the state and local laws, the term ward can mean any of:
- an elective district of a city council or town board, created for the purpose of providing more direct representation, from which a single council member is elected; or
- a division used in party leadership elections, as in the wards of New Orleans.
- an administrative division, as in Wards of Newark, NJ or The six wards of Houston.
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