Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Hart MOVED and Councillor McInnes SECONDED that the Cabinet’s advice be accepted and that Council.
(a) note the various voting mechanisms in place and the lack of consistency across various organisations and throughout the UK;
(b) welcome the current Council campaign that has been designed to encourage candidates to stand in the Election and also the investment made to promote the Elections and increase public participation through voting safely in person, by post or by proxy;
(c) welcome any future legislative changes that increases participation in democratic processes; and
(d) in light of the public being given the opportunity to vote to change the current voting system in 2011 and the referendum being lost, the Council take no further action on the Notice of Motion.
The amendment in the name of Councillor Hart was then put to the vote and declared CARRIED and subsequently thereafter also CARRIED as the substantive motion.
Publication date: 30/04/2021
Date of decision: 29/04/2021
Decided at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Council