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Mears North Lanarkshire helps facilitate referendum

Last Thursday 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland turned out to vote in their millions to decide on whether or not Scotland should become independent. 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote at 5,579 polling stations and the logistics for this busiest day in Scottish electoral history were challenging.Mears supported North Lanarkshire Council by helping to set and dismantle polling stations . 434 employees were involved, helping to install polling booths, noticeboards and coordinate ballot boxes back to the counting venue at Ravenscraig Sports Facility. Mears staff were also responsible for the breakdown and restore the venues to their normal use ready for the following day.Gavin Whitefield, Counting Officer for the North Lanarkshire count area, said: “We have seen the highest turnout for any vote in North Lanarkshire with 84.4% of the eligible electorate voting. I would like to thank all the campaign agents and staff for the way in which they have conducted their campaigns.“I would also like to thank the polling clerks, presiding officers, enumerators, staff from North Lanarkshire Leisure and Mears, referendum team and other staff who have contributed to the professional and effective operation of the polling and count processes.”


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