Election fever grips Hitchin and Baldock students

ELECTION fever has gripped sixth form students from two Comet country schools who will count the votes after the polls close next week.

STUDENTS from Hitchin Boys’ School and The Knights Templar School in Baldock will help North Herts District Council stations sort through the ballot box next Friday.

The counts for both local elections and the alternative vote referendum take place on the same day.

David Miley, NHDC’s democratic services manager who led a recent session training for the students, said: “We approached the schools because we thought it would be a good way of getting younger people involved in an election, and the students have really impressed us.

“Counting votes is not as easy as it sounds.

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“Accuracy is vital and it requires the ability to count quickly and consistently.

“We are grateful to the schools for taking part and to the students for giving their time to help out on the day.”

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