Have your say on polling districts

September 25 2014

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on the way people across the city go to the polls on election day.

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on the way people across the city go to the polls on election day.
The council is part-way through a six-week consultation on polling districts, places and stations.
Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the council has a legal duty to divide the authority area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each polling district.
Members of the public, identified groups and interested parties, such as elected representatives, can make submissions for change or maintaining the status quo.
All comments on the review must be received no later than midnight on October 12. A decision on the polling districts and polling places is expected to be made at full council on November 11.
Changes to the electoral roll and the revised arrangements will come into force from December 1.
The council’s electoral services manager, Gareth Cook, said: "It’s important that all of our polling districts, places and stations are fit for purpose and enable all of our residents to cast their votes in whatever election that may be."