Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Agreement to implement revised polling
arrangements following recent electoral reviews.
RECOMMENDED to Council the approval of the revised polling district and polling place scheme, as set out in Annex A of the Working Groups report.
i. Following the conclusion of recent boundary reviews it is necessary to alter the Council’s polling scheme to take account of the new borough, parish and town council ward boundaries.
ii. Included in the recommendations are the appointment of designated alternative polling places at which the Returning Officer could locate polling stations at short notice should the primary venue not be available due to any unforeseen circumstances. This is to ensure the efficient administration any electoral event.
Several alternative locations were evaluated by officers and the Boundary Review
Working Group throughout the review process and a number of these have been
included in the scheme as suitable alternative polling places. Those designated as
the primary polling place are considered to offer the most suitable arrangements for
voters and polling station staff.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Detailed in the report
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Public consultation at key stages during the
commissioning of the review. Detailed in the report.
Public and key stakeholder groups
Contact: Philip Sadler Email: email@example.com Tel: 01344 352140.
Report author: Philip Sadler
Publication date: 07/02/2023
Date of decision: 07/02/2023
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2023 - Executive
Effective from: 15/02/2023