Polling district and polling place review

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Kingston Council is currently carrying out a statutory review of polling districts and polling places in the borough to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable. Every local authority in England and Wales is required to undertake this statutory review of polling districts and places within their area every five years.

This review is to see if the polling districts and polling places in Kingston suit the needs of voters and only covers the following:

  • the polling district boundaries within each ward of each constituency
  • the location of the polling place in each polling district
  • the accessibility of each polling place
  • buildings that might be considered for use as polling stations

Please note, at this time Kingston Council is also currently undergoing an electoral review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. This is a major (and statutory) evaluation, looking at the number of councillors for Kingston, the number of wards, their boundaries and names. Final proposals resulting from this review will not be laid before Parliament until June 2020 and is likely to result in a large amount of changes. As a result of this a full review of polling districts and polling places will be conducted in late 2020/early 2021 after the new ward structure is established.

Kingston Council is currently carrying out a statutory review of polling districts and polling places in the borough to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable. Every local authority in England and Wales is required to undertake this statutory review of polling districts and places within their area every five years.

This review is to see if the polling districts and polling places in Kingston suit the needs of voters and only covers the following:

  • the polling district boundaries within each ward of each constituency
  • the location of the polling place in each polling district
  • the accessibility of each polling place
  • buildings that might be considered for use as polling stations

Please note, at this time Kingston Council is also currently undergoing an electoral review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. This is a major (and statutory) evaluation, looking at the number of councillors for Kingston, the number of wards, their boundaries and names. Final proposals resulting from this review will not be laid before Parliament until June 2020 and is likely to result in a large amount of changes. As a result of this a full review of polling districts and polling places will be conducted in late 2020/early 2021 after the new ward structure is established.

  • The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposed Polling Districts and Polling Places, and the Acting Returning Officers comments, or any other related matters.¬†All comments received will be available for public inspection.

    The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposed Polling Districts and Polling Places, and the Acting Returning Officers comments, or any other related matters. All comments received will be available for public inspection.

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