Polling district and polling places review 2019
Find out what the polling district and polling places review is, why we need to do it and what will happen.
We are carrying out a review of our polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections and we'd like to hear your views.
Following the consultation that ran from August to October, the Returning Officer has now commented on the replies we received and welcomes any further responses ahead of consideration by the Governance, Audit and Performance Committee on Thursday 21 November 2019.
Comments on the Returning Officer's draft proposals are invited until 31 October 2019. Any representations should be made in writing to:
Saffron Walden CB11 4ER
All submissions we receive will be acknowledged, considered and published in a council report.
Why we need to do this
Each polling district has a designated polling place for use on election days, providing suitable facilities which are accessible to all electors.
Every local authority is required to review their polling districts and polling places every five years and we'd like your comments both on our current polling districts and the suitability of the buildings and rooms we use on election days for polling purposes.
We always aim to locate polling stations within a convenient distance from the majority of electors' homes, with the premises being easy to find and accessible to all. It can be difficult to find the perfect premises and securing permission to use them, but we always aim to secure the best possible solution.
We are particularly keen, where possible, to avoid the use of schools as polling stations and consider suitable alternatives.
Polling district and polling places review documents and maps
You can view our current polling district map, our polling scheme listing the current polling places and some statistics for each of the polling districts.
Timetable for the review
The final amendments will be implemented on the electoral register on 1 December 2019; any election called before that date would be delivered under the current arrangements.
Public consultation: 9 August to 7 October 2019
Comments on the Returning Officer's draft proposals invited: 18 October to 31 October 2019
Review sent for consideration by the Governance, Audit and Performance Committee: 21 November 2019
Revised register published: 1 December 2019