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Agenda item

Review of Polling Places


The Head of Electoral Services presented the report which followed a public consultation on polling places within the Borough. It was recognised that the use of schools causes disruption and alternative locations had been sought where possible. Having previously used 12 schools as polling stations, the changes proposed would lead to this number reducing to 4.


It was noted that the changes would be in place for the General Election in December 2019 and following this election the changes would be reviewed and brought back to the Committee if there were any issues.


Some members expressed concern regarding changing the location of polling stations during winter when there was less light. Officers assured members that a map and explanatory message would be put on polling cards and fluorescent signage would be placed at the new polling stations, all of which had disabled access.




That the Standards and General Purposes Committee agreed the polling districts and polling places set out in the Acting Returning Officers Submission.

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