Polling Districts & Places Review
2023 Polling Districts and Polling Places Review
On 20th November we will open our consultation on the Council’s scheme of Polling Districts and Polling Places. This is an exercise which we are required to run every 5 years.
So that we are in the best position to consider the comments we receive, we have revised the starting date but also extended the consultation period, which will now close at 5pm on Wednesday 3rd January.
When we begin the consultation, a link to the proposed scheme will appear on this page.
We will be writing separately to certain individuals and organisations who we are required to consult by law. However, we welcome comments from anyone who is eligible to vote in the District. We will consider all comments before we finalise the scheme.
Notice of our review can be seen below.
A polling district is a smaller part of an electoral area. They can be thought of as the building blocks from which different council wards and parliamentary constituencies are built. A polling district cannot be shared between two electoral areas – such as a parish.
A polling place is the venue at which a polling station is located.
A polling station is the room or space where voting takes place.
If you wish to see the rules which apply to this process, a link to the relevant legislation is provided here: The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006 (legislation.gov.uk)
Public consultation will on the review will open up on Monday 20th November 2023 and will close at 5pm, Wednesday January 3rd 2024.
To submit a response to this public consultation, please click the button below to complete our e-form:
Our consultation document containing information regarding the review, including the project timetable and Acting Returning Officers comments can be found below.
What will the Council do?
When the consultation ends, we will publish and consider all of the responses which we have received and take them into account before deciding upon the final scheme of Polling Districts and Polling Places. We will then publish a final scheme of Polling Districts and Polling Places.