REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES
Under the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 an authority must complete a review of its polling districts and polling places at least once every 5 years in a compulsory review period.
The Council carried out a review between 1 October 2018 and 29 October 2018. As a result of this the Council brought a revised Polling Scheme into force at its meeting on 29 November, 2018.
The following considerations were taken into account when reviewing polling districts and polling places. The first two are required by electoral law and the others are best practice:
- The council must seek to ensure that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
- The Council 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 two wards.
- Where possible, “natural” boundaries should be used, e.g. railways, major roads, etc.
- All properties in a minor road or estate should, ideally, be in the same polling district.
Revised Polling Districts and Polling Places
Acting Returning Officer Proposals
Table of Representations Document
Polling Place Review Group Minutes of the meeting held 22 May 2018
Polling Place Review Group Minutes of the meeting held 5 September 2018
Polling Place Review Group Minutes of the meeting held 7 November 2018