Review of Polling Districts and Places

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Why are we doing this?: 

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 district.  It also has to keep these arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a duty on all local authorities in Great Britain to review their polling districts and polling places.

What do we want to know?: 

The Council appreciates the co-operation of polling places in providing their building for the day so that electors have a convenient place to vote.

The Review seeks to address issues which have arisen, either due to the closure of community centres and chapel rooms, or issues arising during recent elections and will also be informed by feedback from polling station staff and inspectors.

A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of an electoral area, ie a constituency, district ward or division into smaller parts.

A polling place is a building or area in which polling stations will be located.

A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place.

In view of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission (LDBC) review of electoral arrangements taking place, a preliminary review of current polling districts has been carried out and, unless any representations are made as part of this consultation, no proposed changes to polling districts will be put forward at this time.  It may be necessary to carry out a further interim review of the whole area following publication of the LDBC final proposals.

Please refer to the Notice and consulation document attached.

All representations should be addressed to:

Scrutiny Team

Governance and Customer Services Department

Wrexham County Borough Council

Guildhall

Wrexham

LL11 1NF

 

or by email to: polling@wrexham.gov.uk

Start date09 September 2019
End date11 October 2019
Full addressContactEmailContact numbers
Guildhall
Wrexham
LL11 1AR
Tracy Daviestracy.davies@ wrexham.gov.ukPhone: 01978 292258
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