Polling station views sought
Council chiefs are keen to hear from voters across the Highlands as a consultation on polling stations reaches a second stage.
The aim is to ensure that every elector in the region has reasonable – and accessible– facilities for voting.
The council’s intention is to use schools wherever possible.
Stage one of the review sought comment on the suitability of existing and proposed
“Voters having to travel to the middle of nowhere”
polling stations but attracted just 27 responses.
Council ward manager Alex Macmanus was concerned a proposed move away from Britannia Hal l in Dunnet would mean voters having to travel to a school “in the middle of nowhere.”
The council has now decided not to switch venues.
The council is particularly keen to hear the thoughts of any individual or organisation with expertise in access for people with any type of disability on the proposal son any changes to existing polling places.
The closing date for submissions is 5pm next Friday.