Online election results service is a big hit

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Online election results service is a big hit

Cotswold District Council's live results service at the recent local elections logged a record number of hits for the authority's website.

Throughout the day of the election count for the District and parish council elections, results were updated on our website as they were confirmed.

Anyone interested in following the results was able to go online for the very latest details.

The website statistics show that the result pages were viewed about 6,500 times during the election count period and total page views to the website more than doubled to 14,000.

The Council’s e-government manager, Sarah Burslem, said: "This was the first time the election results were posted live on the website, so that everyone could get the very latest results as they came in.

“We gave a detailed breakdown of all the votes cast for each candidate and later updated the results to show the turnout in each ward.

"We are continually developing our website to make it the best place to log-on for a wide range of local information and advice. The site has full details of all our services, things to do and places to visit, as well as information about services run by our partners."

The site also allows visitors to report problems, download forms, pay Council Tax online, search for planning application details, calculate benefit entitlements and look for tourist accommodation

Residents can find out who their local councillor is by logging on to www.cotswold.gov.uk.

Posted : 25/05/2007 21:02:54

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