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.

The consultation period is from 11 July 2022 until 11 August 2022

Representations can be made:

How to make a submission

The council wants to get residents’ views on the proposed polling district and polling station changes, and is asking for you to make your voice heard.

We want to hear what you think of the proposals, how they will impact you and the people you live with and to make a representation about any aspect of the polling districts or polling places to be used at future elections. Proposals and comments are particularly sought from disabled residents, and from individual people or interested groups and organisations who have experience in making facilities and premises accessible, particularly for disabled people.

The availability of suitable polling places is a key factor in the makeup of polling districts. Therefore, in asking for comments, we would like to ask for your suggestions for polling station locations.

Notice and supporting information

Timetable for the review

Timetable for the review
StageDate
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 12/10/2022
Revised Electoral Register Published on New Ward Boundaries 01/12/2022
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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