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Consultation on polling districts

Published Thursday, 25 August 2011

There are still a few days left for people to take part in Wellingborough Council’s review of polling districts and polling places.

The public consultation runs until Wednesday 31 August and is an opportunity to give feedback on all aspects of the existing arrangements including the location and accessibility of polling stations.

The borough is divided into polling districts for parliamentary elections. Polling districts are created by dividing the constituency into smaller areas and each district has a polling place, which is an area in which the actual polling station is situated. The council has to carry out the review of both polling districts and polling places every four years and this time it is looking for electors' opinions on polling stations too.

Councillor Paul Bell, leader of Wellingborough Council, said: "The review of polling districts and polling places is something we carry out regularly in consultation with the public, and now we're really keen to hear people's opinions on polling stations too - we need people to tell us if they're accessible, if the facilities are okay, if the locations are convenient. We asked for feedback from electors at the recent local elections in May and this will form part of the review, but if anyone has anything else to add about any aspect of the polling process we'd welcome their views."

Information about current polling districts and places, including maps of the existing districts, can be found on the council and democracy pages of our website or from Electoral Services on 01933 231 831.

Comments on the review are required in writing to the Electoral Registration Officer, Borough Council of Wellingborough, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough NN8 1BP or by email at elections@wellingborough.gov.uk

Comments or observations should be received no later than 31 August 2011. All feedback will be considered and a full report submitted to the council for approval.