Interim Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review 2022

The Council conducted an interim review of some of its polling places and districts ahead of the Local Elections on 4 May 2023. A public consultation ran from 22 August until 15 October on the Returning Officer's comments and recommendations, which can be found below. 

Councillors approved the final recommendations on 22 November 2022. 

Why was the interim review needed?

This interim review was needed to take into account changes to its district ward boundaries as a result of an Electoral Boundary Review. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) review reduced the number of wards by one and changed 15 existing ward boundaries to ensure that each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters. It is therefore necessary to adjust our polling districts to reflect these changes.

Polling districts covered by this review

This review only applies to polling districts that have been affected by the LGBCE boundary changes

  • Blaby - Polling district A
  • Braunstone - Polling districts E, F, H
  • Glenfield - Polling districts DJ, DL
  • Leicester Forest East - Polling districts DR, DS

The review process

We must comply with certain requirements when conducting the review:

  • We must seek to ensure that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable
  • So far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place should be accessible to electors who are disabled
  • A polling place must be designated for each polling district, unless the circumstances of a polling district are such that the location does not materially affect the convenience of the electors
  • The polling place should be an area in the district, unless there are special circumstances
  • The Returning Officer must comment on the existing and proposed arrangements and allocate electors to polling stations

This review will not consider changes to the city boundary, Parliamentary constituency boundaries or ward boundaries.

Terms used in the review

Polling District - a geographical subdivision of an electoral area

Polling Place - the area or building in which polling stations can be located

Polling Stations - the actual room or area in which voting takes place

Last updated 30 November 2022
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