Polling day changes
THE HIGHLAND Council has announced a new polling scheme that will save the authority nearly £24,000.
The Communities and Partnership Committee approved the scheme after a review of polling places during which the public, politicians, community groups and those with expertise in access to premises for disabled people were invited to comment on the existing and proposed changes arrangements for polling districts and polling places. The election on May 4 has been fixed as a school in-service day to allow primary schools to be used as polling stations. Secondary schools will not be used to avoid disruption to pupils sitting national exams.
The changes can be seen at http:// www. highland. gov.uk/ info/ 799/elections_ and_voting / 718/ rev iew_ of _ pol l - ing_ places