Polling Stations: Police

Home Office written question – answered on 11th June 2021.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to provide a greater police presence at polling stations for different types of elections or votes.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The police assess the needs for security at polling stations in their area and respond accordingly.

Planning and oversight of election issues during campaigns is overseen by a NPCC lead and a network of local Electionco-ordinators, who work closely with the candidates and others involved in the process, to ensure the democratic process.

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