Are political posters allowed on polling stations?

(4 Posts)
wigglylines Wed 06-May-15 09:39:35

The neighbour of our polling station has a wall that overlooks the forecourt of the polling station, and they've put a big poster up for one of the parties. So everyone going to vote will see it on their way in.

Does anyone know, is this allowed?

tiggytape Wed 06-May-15 09:47:41

It certainly isn't allowed inside the polling station but outside on private property is different. If you were unhappy you could bring it to the attention of the Presiding Officer and let them decide whether anything needed to be done

Reignbeau Wed 06-May-15 12:19:14

I don't think they can do anything if it's on someone's property. When the independence referendum happened the house next door to my polling station had posters, billboards flags and all sorts in their garden.

wigglylines Wed 06-May-15 14:47:03

I spoke to the council.and they said they were already aware of it and would be looking into it. Whether they can do anything depends on who owns / is responsible for that side of the wall.

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