Review of polling districts and polling stations

The Council is currently carrying out a review of its polling districts, and the buildings used as polling stations.

Suggestions for changes are sought from electors, political parties and other interested organisations. The Council would also welcome representations from any persons or body with expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons with any type of disability.

We are currently carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places within the borough. The review will consider comments and suggestions from local residents and stakeholders in the borough. This includes any issues regarding access to premises or facilities for people with disabilities.

A consultation period took place from Monday 11 July 2022 to Thursday 11 August 2022

Second stage consultation on polling station review has now concluded

The second stage of the consultation took place from Monday 15 August 2022 to Wednesday 14 September 2022. We will be publishing final recommendations which will show the final new polling districts and polling stations for future elections in due course.

Notice and supporting information

Timetable for the review

Timetable for the review
LGBCE Final Recommendations to be laid before Parliament 13/07/2022
Publication of Notice of Polling Station Review 11/07/2022
Commencement of 1st stage Consultation on Polling Station Review 11/07/2022 - 11/08/2022
Closing date for Representations 12/08/2022
Commencement of 2nd stage Consultation on Polling Station Review 15/08/2022 - 14/09/2022
Final proposals considered at Full Council Meeting TBC
Revised Electoral Register Published on New Ward Boundaries 01/02/2023
All out Local Elections (all 63 Councillors up for Election) 04/05/2023

All comments and any responses from the (Acting) Returning Officer will be published. It is the (Acting) Returning Officer’s role to select the polling stations. It will be the Full Council which will make the decision on any proposed changes to polling districts or polling places. The final scheme for polling arrangements will be adopted by the Chief Executive, in accordance with the Council’s constitution.

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