Polling Place Review

Polling Place Review

Why we are conducting a review

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires every local authority to conduct a review of its polling districts and polling places every five years. The next compulsory review must be completed by no later than 31 January 2020.

We intend to make sure that we have suitable polling district boundaries, which take into account any increases in the electorate following new development, and to make sure that wherever possible, we are offering polling stations that are in suitable premises in the best location with good access and transport links.

What the review involves

The City Council published its proposed polling districts and places on Monday, 9th September 2019. These can be found in the ‘Relevant Documents’ section below.

The proposals will then be open to public consultation until Monday, 7th October 2019. Any elector within the Nottingham City area is encouraged to make a representation. The council would also welcome comments from Councillors, past or potential candidates, local political parties and bodies with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability.

Persons making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

Comments can be made in writing to Electoral Services, Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG or by email to elections@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

Any representations received will then be considered before the final recommendations are considered at the full meeting of the City Council on Monday, 11th November 2019.

Once approved, the revised polling districts and places will be utilised in any elections held from 1 December 2019 onwards.

Terminology

  • A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a UK Parliamentary constituency
  • A polling place is the building or area within the polling district where polling stations will be located
  • A polling station in the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place