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 full review in 2018. An interim review resolved some minor issues in 2019.
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.
Schedule of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Ward maps showing polling districts and polling places are available by constituency below: