Review of polling districts, places and stations
The Borough Council of Wellingborough is required to divide its area into polling districts for the purposes of Parliamentary elections, and to designate polling places for each of those districts.
The last review of polling districts and polling places took place in 2011 and under electoral legislation the council must complete a review of all polling districts and polling places by 31 January 2015.
A review of the 16 wards in the borough has recently been carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which has resulted in the creation of 16 new wards. The boundaries of those wards cannot be changed by the council, and the review of polling districts takes account of those new boundaries.
Some of the polling districts within the new wards are very small in area; this is because the boundaries for the new wards are not the same as the boundaries for county council electoral divisions. The polling districts are designed to prevent any confusion at the polling station which might result in electors being given the wrong ballot paper.
Although this review does not have to include polling stations, we think about their suitability after each election. The last election was in May 2014 and some changes have been made as a result of that. Polling stations are inspected using an accessibility checklist so that every effort can be made to make the polling station accessible to disabled electors or those with limited mobility.
The Acting Returning Officers for the Wellingborough and Daventry Constituencies will be consulted and their representations will be published on this website, together with any other representations received.
You are invited to comment on the proposed arrangements and on the Acting Returning Officers’ representations before any new arrangements are agreed by the council. Please submit your comments or observations to the Electoral Registration Officer by no later than 29 August 2014.
All representations will then be considered and a full report will be submitted to the council for approval.
Download maps of proposed polling districts: