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Polling places changes to be considered by Aberdeenshire Council

By David Porter

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Aberdeenshire Councillors will be asked next week at a meeting of full council to approve several changes to nominated polling places in the north-east.

The Electoral Registration 2013 Act requires that the Council conducts a review of all polling districts and polling places every five years and Aberdeenshire Council has a policy of reviewing polling arrangements on an ongoing basis and exploring alternative facilities wherever these are brought to the attention of the Returning Officer.

In addition, the Council must seek to ensure, so far as possible, that polling places are accessible to any elector with a disability and take this into account

when designating any new polling place.

The proposed changes are as follows-

Troup BB0202 (Myrus/Macduff) Macduff Town Hall will move to Buchan Street Hall.

Fraserburgh and District BB0301(FraserburghWest)Westfield School will move to St Andrew’s Hall.

Peterhead North and RattrayBB0502 (Lonmay) Lonmay Public Hall will move to Roads Community Café, St Combs.

Peterhead North and RattrayBB0506 (Coplandhill) The Anna Ritchie School will move to the Territorial Army Centre.

Turriff and District EB0704 (Inverkeithney) Easterfield School will move to Auchterless Community Hall.

Inverurie and District EG1101 (Inverurie West) Garioch Community Centre moves to Garioch Indoor Bowling Club.

Inverurie and District EG1102 (Inverurie North) Garioch Community Centre moves to Garioch Indoor Bowling Club.

Banchory and Mid Deeside WW1605 (Birse) Ballogie Nursery moves to Finzean Public Hall.

North Kincardine SW1703(Hillside)The Porty Cabin moves to The Jubilee Hall.

North Kincardine SW1704 (Portlethen North)The Jubilee Hall moves to Portlethen Parish Church Hall.

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