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Assessment information
Title Polling Place Review
Lead officer(s) Julie McGarry
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Date summary created 25 Jun 2019
Date assessment completed 25 Jun 2019
Summary of policy aims The aim of the review is to ensure that the polling places used within East Ayrshire area are still suitable and accessible as polling places.
Key issues Current polling scheme used as a basis for consultation. The Council have followed Electoral Commission guidance on Review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations. The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 also places a duty on the Council to carry out a compulsory review of its polling districts and places.
Summary of involvement with Groups Wide consultation took place with disability groups and the wider community, through various methods such as individual interviews, surveys and contacting existing groups.
Key recommendations The policy was approved after amendments from the consultation process.

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