Decision details

Polling District and Polling Place Review

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.


Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

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.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


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: 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

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