Local council polls ‘were well run’
The council elections in May were well run, according to a report by an independent watchdog.
The report, published by the Electoral Commission, revealed that 89 per cent of voters were confident that the vote was managed well.
A total of 98 per cent of people who voted at a polling station said they were very or fairly satisfied with the process, while 97 per cent of postal voters were very or fairly satisfied.
The 2007 local election was marred by delays, problems with electronic counting equipment and an increase in the number of invalid ballot papers.
The Electoral Management Board for Scotland was given the role of co-ordinating the administration of the elections for 2012.
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