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Elections: Weekend Voting

Volume 703: debated on Monday 14 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Statement by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 24 June (WS 93–5) on weekend voting in elections, what consideration has been given to splitting voting hours across Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. [HL4607]

The Government have not taken a firm view on polling hours in the event that elections are moved to the weekend. The Election Day: Weekend Voting consultation paper invites views on the question as part of the Government's consultation on the issues and the Citizens' Summit will also be considering this. The Government will give consideration to the noble Lord's suggestion as part of this process.