Polling stations under review
TWO temporary polling stations for local and national elections are under review after it was revealed they are not suitable for disabled voters.
Following the General Election in May this year Uttlesford District Council has raised concerns about The Three Horseshoes Function Room in Duton Hill and the Reid Rooms in Margaret Roding.
Both may be ditched in future elections but the council will have to find other suitable locations within a similar area.
A council spokesman said: “The council is required to carry out a full review of polling stations next year.
“With other reviews happening, such as that of parish boundaries, it has been decided to limit the review to those two locations where concerns were expressed at the parliamentary government elections.
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“In effect the main problem is the provision of suitable facilities for disabled voters.”
The problem in both villages, said the council, is that neither has public facilities such as a village hall. This creates difficulties at election time.
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The spokesman added: “Whatever happens, it is unlikely that voters would have to travel elsewhere as we have to provide a polling station within each polling district. It’s all a question of finding the best arrangement that can be made.”
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