Scottish Parliament Election 6 May

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  • The Highland Council has been sharing about what measures are in place to make sure it is safe and secure for everyone to vote at their polling station.
  • General risk assessments and specific covid risk assessments have been carried out at every polling station
  • Extra staff have been recruited to help make sure the voting experience is as smooth as possible as things will look different
  • Limit on the number of people entering at one time
  • Face coverings will be required
  • Hand sanitiser available on entry and exit
  • Polling station staff will be behind protective screens
  • Regular cleaning at polling stations throughout the day on a regular and frequent basis
  • Voters asked to take their own pen or pencil but if they don’t have one, one will be provided from a new box of pencils for their use only
  • Voters are asked to check their poll card as a different polling station may be being used this time
  • A video has been produced to reassure voters about the hygiene and distancing measures in all polling stations
  • Reminder:– Polling stations open at 7am until 10pm– 2 ballot papers – lilac one for constituency MSP and peach one for the regional list MSPs


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