… with the election. …   Security and search (Counting venues) Prior to the venue receiving ballot boxes, arrange … irregular intervals throughout the day.   Access (Counting venues) Certain people are prescribed by law as being … or unidentified persons in restricted areas. … Counting venues
… and responsibilities, providing safe and secure counting venues and polling stations as far as reasonably … warning. Terrorists are likely to favour ‘soft’ targets or venues and public spaces with little or no protective … local issues that could influence security The majority of venues used for local elections are unlikely to require any …
… of ballot boxes to or from polling stations and counting venues before the boxes are loaded or the vehicle is moved. …
This advice will provide advice to security managers of Publicly Accessible Locations following a change of the threat level to CRITICAL. There are a number of operational and tactical options to consider.
If you are alerted to a firearms or weapons attack, stay calm, RUN or HIDE, only when it is safe TELL the police
The use of vehicles as a weapon remains a realistic possibility, amongst other forms of attack covered later in this section. Vehicles are widely available and easy to use with devastating effect. Consequently, driving a vehicle into a queue or crowd is a low complexity attack that is easy to initiate.