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Dundonians urged to give their views on election problems

July 4, 2007 8:55 AM
Scottish Elections

Dundonians urged to give their views on election problems

Dundee Liberal Democrats today (Wednesday 4th July) urged Dundonians to put forward their views on the problems surrounding the recent Scottish Elections.

The Scottish Election Review is currently investigating the circumstances that led to 146,000 ballot papers being spoiled in the Scottish Elections on May 3rd. Ron Gould, the international expert chairing the Review, has called for the public to submit their views to a consultation on the elections.

Cllr Fraser Macpherson, Dundee LibDem councillor for the West End, said, "Here in Dundee, voting arrangements ran better than in some other parts of Scotland but there were still concerns over spoilt ballots and other matters.

"There are a number of areas that the Review particularly wants to hear from people on, such as the design of the new combined ballot paper, the distribution of postal ballots, the impact of holding Scottish and local elections on the same day, the electronic counting of ballots and the public information campaign prior to the election.

"I'd urge Dundonians to give their views on concerns they have about the way the elections in May ran. Dundee Liberal Democrats have already written to the Review calling, in particular, for better arrangements for postal voting."

Members of the public can give their views by submitting a comment through the website at www.scottishelectionsreview.org.uk, by email to consultation@scottishelectionsreview.org.uk; or in writing to The Scottish Elections Review, 93 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES.

People are being asked to indicate whether they are writing as a voter, election official, candidate or agent.

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