Fewer than one in 10 took part in police poll
Kent Police Commissioner elections saw fewer than one in 10 people
in the Sittingbourne area vote.
From an electorate of 40,212, just 4,097 residents headed to the
polls – that is a turnout of 9.97%.
The borough as a whole had the third lowest turnout in the
county, with just 14.8% votinggraphic will illustrate this.
But figures released by Swale council last week mean we have
been able to break it down even further.
The stats show the town’s overall turnout was 6.3% lower than
the Kent average of 16.3%.
A polling station at Murston Junior School recorded the lowest
turnout, 5.2%, with just 113 votes from a possible 2,181.
There were also very few votes cast at Lansdowne Primary School
(82 out of 1,535 – 5.3%); Sittingbourne Community College (86 out
of 1,444 – 6%); Milton Court Primary School (196 out of 3,067 –
6.4%); Kemsley Village Hall (161 out of 2,472 – 6.5%) and Westlands
Primary School (109 out of 1,556 – 7%).
The highest turnout in the area was 21.9% at Doddington Village
Hall, where 87 people out of a possible 398 cast their vote, and
Newnham Village Hall, which saw 19.9% – 48 votes out of a possible
Across the borough, the highest number of votes recorded at any
polling station was at Minterne Junior School in Sittingbourne,
with 433 out of 2,811 – 15.4% – and Borden Parish Hall, which had
242 votes out of 1,631 – 14.84%.
A mobile building at Throwley Forstal, Faversham, had the
highest turnout of 24.75%, which was 50 votes out of 202
The figures do not include postal votes.
Of the 12,079 registered across Swale, 5,816 were not counted as
they were either unreturned or filled out incorrectly.
Election winner Ann Barnescorr, was sworn into the
£85,000-a-year role in Maidstone last week.
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