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Ballot Box Security

  • Ensure systems are in place to search vehicles used for the movement of ballot boxes to or from polling stations and counting venues before the boxes are loaded or the vehicle is moved.
  • After searching the vehicle and whilst ballot boxes are loaded ensure that the vehicle is at no time left unattended.
  • Ensure full boxes are stored in a secure area under close supervision. This is of even greater importance where boxes are not likely to be opened for counting until the following morning.

Cyber Security

Cyber security advice ‘Guidance for local authorities during the general election’ has been produced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This is available from Local Authorities.

For further information:

Ballot box
Cyber Security
Polling Stations