Update: Voters 'Badly Let Down' Says Election Report

By BethPH Last edited 104 months ago
Update: Voters 'Badly Let Down' Says Election Report

polls queue.jpg The Electoral Commission has issued an interim report after voters were turned away from polling stations on 6 May. Unsurprisingly, it claims that arrangements were inadequate, with uneven numbers of voters per polling station, unsuitable buildings and too few staff, though we wonder what the definition of an unsuitable building in this context is. It has also criticised election officials for not acting quickly enough on problems they encountered on the day as well as suggesting that the law be changed to allow voting once polls close. Let's hope the EC's stern enjoinder that local authorities and returning officers pull up their socks for next time is sufficient. The full report will be published in July.

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Last Updated 20 May 2010