Review of polling districts and places
We are required to complete a full review of all polling districts, places and stations every five years. This is to make sure that all of our polling districts, places and stations have accessible facilities for voting and have regard to accessibility needs of disabled persons. The last full review took place in 2019, and the next full review must be conducted between 1 October 2023 and 28 February 2025
In May 2023 The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) published its final recommendations for warding arrangements (opens in a new window) for the Borough. If approved by Parliament, these will take effect from the May 2024 elections. Given the need to ensure the new polling arrangements are in place ahead of the May 2024 elections, our review of polling districts and places needs to start now.
The review process
On 19 July 2023 we published our Notice of Review and draft proposals report.
The timetable for the review is as follows:
|Notice of Review issued||19 July 2023|
|Publication of draft proposals report||19 July 2023|
|Deadline for comments from consultation||1 September 2023|
|Final report to Full Council||4 October 2023|
|New arrangements come into force||1 December 2023|
A public consultation was held from Wednesday 19 July 2023 until 5pm on Friday 1 September 2023.
The comments received will be used to inform the final report presented to Full Council on Wednesday 4 October 2023.