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Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review

Since October 2013, all local authorities have been required to review their polling districts, polling places, and polling stations every five years. The next compulsory period to conduct a review runs from October 2018 through to January 2020.

The review requires the council to:

  • Seek to ensure that all the electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • Seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places they are responsible for are accessible to all electors, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons

The following is not considered as part of the review:

  • The changing of any district ward boundaries (which can only be done by statute following an electoral review carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission). This review is concerned only with the administrative subdivision of a ward into polling districts which are then assigned polling places;
  • The changing of polling districts in areas which are also aligned with parish boundaries and therefore cannot be amended during this review (these can only be amended during a Community Governance Review)

During a review, representations and comments are received from various stakeholders, including District Councillors, Parish Councils as well as experts disabled access to buildings. Residents on the electoral register in the district are also invited to have their say.

Please be advised that the review period commenced on 5 July 2019 and will be completed in sufficient time to enable the Electoral Registration Officer to make any alterations necessary to the Register of Electors when it is next fully revised on 1 December 2019.

Information regarding the existing electoral arrangements, including comments from the (Acting) Returning Officer are available for inspection Monday to Friday during normal office hours at the Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough and are published below.

Review Timetable

Publication of the Review - 5 July 2019

Consultation and analysis period - 5 July 2019 to 12 pm on 16 August 2019

Review of results of consultation - 16 August 2019 to 23 August 2019

Council Final Decision - 24 September 2019

Publication of the Register – 1 December 2019

Last updated 2 December 2019
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