Decision details

Introduction of Digital Electoral Polling System

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Decision

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The approach supports the need to support vulnerable residents across the district who do not have access to alternatives sources of support. It also addresses the only negative impact identified in the equality impact assessment for the 2023/2024 main council tax support scheme.


The approach will also maximise support for local households by fully distributing the remaining funds and will ensure funds are not returned unspent to central government.


The Leader of the Council approved the immediate purchase of the Modern Polling system and to enter a 4-year contract for the system with Modern Democracy; and


Delegated authority to the Returning Officer to sign any required updated agreements to facilitate data sharing, data protection and cyber security to ensure compliance with requirements of the Elections Act 2022.


Publication date: 06/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Effective from: 14/02/2024

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