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Polling District and Place Review 2017

Elections

The purpose of our review of polling districts and polling places is to ensure voting facilities are convenient and accessible for all voters.

 

 

The requirements are that:

  • all electors in the constituency have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances; and

  • polling places should be accessible to all electors, including those with disabilities.

We welcome any comments from electors or interested persons relating to polling places in the Beaconsfield constituency.

In particular, comments will be invited from such persons who may have particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability.

Definition of terms:

  • A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency or ward into smaller parts.

  • A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations will be located.

  • A polling station is the area within the polling place where voting takes place.

Please note this review does not cover the changing of ward or constituency boundaries.

 

Comments and Submissions

Representations can be made by email to elections@southbucks.gov.uk or in writing to

Electoral Services (SBDC)

PO Box 886

Amersham

HP6 9HS

The polling district and place review consultation questionnaire can be found in the below downloads section.

The deadline to receive comments and submissions is Thursday 31st August 2017.

All submissions of comments and correspondence relating to the review will be made public on this webpage.

POLLING DISTRICT AND PLACE REVIEW 2017 TIMETABLE

Proceedings

Time and Date

Publication of Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Places

Wednesday 19 July (see document in below downloads section)

Deadline for receiving public comments and submissions

Thursday 31 August

Publication of Returning Officer's consultation papers for proposed and existing polling places

Monday 25 September

Deadline for receiving public comments and submissions for Returning Officer's consultation papers.

Friday 27 October

Returning Officer's provisional decisions presented to the Governance and Electoral Arrangements Committee

November

The Governance and Electoral Arrangements Committee makes recommendations to Council concerning the outcome of the review

February 2018

 

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