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Review of polling districts and polling places

Under the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 council's must complete a review of polling districts and polling places at least once every 5 years in a compulsory review period.

We carried out a full review in 2018. An interim review resolved some minor issues in 2019.

How we carry out a review

The following considerations were taken into account when reviewing polling districts and polling places. 

The first 2 are required by electoral law and the others are best practice:

  • we must seek to ensure all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • we must seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place is accessible to electors who are disabled
  • ideally, the polling place should be in its own polling district
  • no polling place should be shared by 2 wards
  • where possible, 'natural' boundaries should be used, such as railways, major roads, etc.
  • all properties in a minor road or estate should, ideally, be in the same polling district.

You can find ward maps for the all polling districts in Ashfield and Sherwood in our mapping section. 

Interim review of polling places

We are carrying out an interim review of a limited number of polling places that have become unavailable for use as detailed:

Existing Polling Place

Polling District(s)

Proposed Polling Place

Stanton Hill Boys Brigade

SHL2

Brand Court

The Beeches Community Room

SKG2

Skegby Scout and Guide Headquarters

We will consider the review proposals and consultation comments at our meeting to be held on Thursday 1 October 2020 and will publish the outcome of the review after the meeting.

The consultation period ran from 18 August to 15 September 2020. You can find the relevant maps and documents in the related documents section of this web page. 

Ways to contact us about polling reviews

If you have a question about our polling district or places reviews, or our interim reviews you can contact us by: