Monday, July 22, 2019

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Background Information –
Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
 
Relevant Legislation
Representation of the People Act 1983 and The Review of Polling District and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.
 
Reason for the Review
Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Council has a duty to divide its area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each polling district. The Council must keep these arrangements under review.
The Council’s last full review was completed in January 2015
Since the last full review adistrict boundary review has been undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. To give effect to the changes some of our polling districts require amendment. In some areas our polling districts will be amended to reflect other changes as a result of the review, for example where the name of a parish or town ward is changing.
Where existing arrangements for polling stations remain appropriate for an amended polling district we are in most cases proposing to continue using the
existing station.
The arrangements made for parliamentary elections are also used at other
elections.