Electoral Services Overview Report
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Chief Executive and Returning Officer, John Hooton, and the Head of Electoral Services, John Bailey, introduced the report which provided an update on the activities of Barnet’s Electoral Services Team throughout 2020 and 2021 (to date) and reports on Barnet’s delivery of the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections (and two local by-elections) on 6 May 2021.
A Member questioned whether Electoral Services would do anything addition to circulating poll cards in the lead up to the 2022 local election to inform electors of the new polling places. The Head of Electoral Services advised the Committee that evidence from the election which took place in May 2021 was that the poll card was very effective and the additional effort for bespoke communications had not been justified. Electoral Services would put resources into make sure that the borough-wide publicity about the polling place changes was as effective as possible because so many electors are likely to be affected.
RESOLVED that the Committee note the Electoral Services Overview Report attached at Appendix A.
Publication date: 08/10/2021
Date of decision: 04/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 04/10/2021 - Constitution and General Purposes Committee