The subject of the decision
The Chief Officer - Place and Governance submitted a report which sought member’s approval of a contract for one dedicated Electoral Management System for the new Cumberland Council.
Councillor M Fitzgerald moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor C Sharpe. The motion was unanimously agreed.
Alternative options considered
Not to approve the contract.
The reason for the decision
From 1 April 2023 the Electoral Services functions of Copeland Borough Council, Allerdale Borough Council and Carlisle City Council would transfer to Cumberland Council and therefore one dedicated Electoral Management System was required to maintain a combined register of electors.
1. The contract for the Electoral Management and Electoral Registration System awarded to the supplier identified in Appendix A of the report be approved;
2. It be noted that the contract would transfer to Cumberland Council from Vesting Day on 1 April 2023.