Review of Polling Places

Consultation on the Review of Polling Places 2017

The Returning Officer embarked on a Polling Station Review with the intention of using schools throughout Highland where ever possible. To support this, the Director of Care and Learning has scheduled a staff “in service training day” in all Highland schools on the day of poll for all fixed term elections where the dates are well known in advance. This includes elections to the UK Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and the Highland Council. Aligning an existing in service training day with the day of the poll will reduce the cost of the hire of polling places and minimise any disruption to pupils’ education.

The consultation review has now closed and Members approved at stage 4 the new polling scheme for the May 2017 Highland Council Election at the Communities and Partnerships Committee Meeting.

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