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SUPERMARKET VOTING RULED OUT BY SOUTH AYRSHIRE

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South Ayrshire Council has rejected plans to use a supermarket as a polling station in the Scottish parliament's fi...
South Ayrshire Council has rejected plans to use a supermarket as a polling station in the Scottish parliament's first by-election, reports The Herald (p6).

George Thorley, the council's returning officer, said it would cause confusion among voters. He said it was thought people from outside the official ward areas - who will vote in a total of 24 centres - would try to vote at the store, creating a challengeable result in Scotland's most marginal seat.

The council also said there was insufficient time to mount a publicity campaign for the venue. The poll will now take place at a nearby primary school.
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