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Voting anonymously for Mayors

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At your Council/Parish Meetings where the incoming Mayor is voted into Office, has anyone ever arranged for the votes for their mayor to be anonymous?

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Hi Andrea

The answer to this lies in your Council Procedure Rules (sometimes called Standing Orders)
There will be a section on Voting, which will include recorded votes, methodology etc.

Sad as I am, I have read dozens of these things and have never seen any provision, in any council, for secret ballots - in the context of a vote in council it isn't at all transparent, so not surprising that no provision is made.

The short answer then is 'no - very doubtful'

Hope that helps
Regards
Phil

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