Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2018
This consultation is now closed. It was open from 06 November 2018 to 11 December 2018.
Following West Suffolk Council’s Electoral Review and the subsequent changes to warding arrangements (insert hyperlink) a review of local government polling districts and places must be conducted by the (Acting) Returning Officer. This is to ensure polling stations are located correctly within the new ward areas. This review must be conducted and concluded by 31 January 2019 in time for the all-out borough, parish and town elections in May 2019.
In addition, the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires the council to complete a review of all Parliamentary polling districts and polling places every four years. The next review must be completed between October 2018 and January 2020.
- A ‘polling district’ is a geographical area created by the subdivision of a Parliamentary constituency
- ‘polling place’ is the building or area in which polling stations will be provided by the Returning Officer.
- A ‘polling station’ is therefore the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place.
2018 review timetable
|Start of review||5 November 2018|
|Publication of formal notice of review||5 November 2018|
|Publication of current arrangements and proposals for new arrangements – consultation begins||6 November 2018|
|Full register published under current arrangements (end of canvass)||1 December 2018|
|Consultation closes||11 December 2018|
|Final draft of new arrangements to be considered by Shadow Authority||15 January 2019|
|Publish public notice of intention to republish the Electoral Register||18 January 2019|
|Publish the conclusions of the review||1 February 2019|
|Full Electoral Register published under new arrangements||1 February 2019|
We would like to invite all interested parties as per the Notice of Review to make representations and comments on both the existing and proposed polling districts and polling places. The consultation begins on Monday 5 November until Monday 10 December.
Any person or body that makes a comment is also invited to suggest alternative polling districts/places so that they may be given the appropriate consideration.
If you have any questions or need an explanation relating to any part of this review please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01284 757105
2019 Proposed scheme
West Suffolk Council wards
Bury St Edmunds
- Haverhill Central
- Haverhill East
- Haverhill North
- Haverhill South
- Haverhill South East
- Haverhill West
- Chedburgh and Chevington
- Clare, Hundon and Kedington
- Kentford and Moulton
- Pakenham and Troston
- The Fornhams and Great Barton
- The Rows
- Whepstead and Wickhambrook