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Election observers raise concerns over accessibility at Polling Stations

Mon, 27 Sep 2021

A group of election observers have said polling station accessibility during last week's General Election could be improved.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association monitored the poll for the House of Keys.

The preliminary statement said the Isle of Man had ‘delivered a well-administered and competitive election’.

It commented on the successful introduction of the Voting App utilised in the Douglas South constituency. “The project appears to have been a success, based on the Mission’s polling day observations. The system was easy to use for staff and numerous voters attended polling stations that were not their originally designated one. Staff coordinating the technology supporting the online process reported no errors or failures of the system during polling day”.

However, it found half of the polling stations observed were "not independently accessible" for voters with mobility issues.

An Isle of Man Electoral Commission will also be appointed for the first time to look at constituency boundaries and other election issues as directed by Tynwald.



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