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This is best solved using Linear Referencing tools. First make your road or road network into a new LR Routes feature class using the Create Route tool. Then use the Locate Features Along Route tool with a tolerance large enough to deal with the offset of your points from the road and check the box to generate a distance field. The distance field will ...
The most interesting ideas I found are these: http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=878 This explains how to make polygon fill symbols follow a flow path.
To bring another not Python-coding-based solution: You could use the tool 'Tabular Intersection' to get an Output table by states with the number of intersecting polling stations. This table again, can be joined to the states Shapefile to add the attribute column with the number of polling stations.
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