Review of polling districts and polling places

Notice of review of polling districts and polling places

Following the latest ward boundary review published in March 2022 by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE), new ward boundaries have been drawn up for the district of Stratford-on-Avon.

View the LGBCE new boundary interactive map and recommendations.

As a consequence of the boundary changes, the Council is required to review the locations of the polling districts and polling places to make sure that these are in the right areas for the new wards. The Council's initial proposals/comments are set out in the Draft Polling Review 2022 Schedule. The new ward boundaries will be used for next year's local elections.

Note: due to the boundary changes, some polling districts references require amendment (due to be confirmed in December 2022) and The Stratford-on-Avon (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 has been laid before Parliament and is awaiting confirmation.

The boundary review may mean that the ward you vote in has changed. It also means that your polling station may change, so you may be voting in a different place in the 2023 local elections.

To clarify the above terms:

  • a polling district is an administrative area within a ward that helps the council to run elections
  • a polling place is where you go to vote in a local or general election and a polling station is the room you vote in

Have your say on the proposals

Stratford-on-Avon District Council would welcome your views on the Draft Polling Review 2022 Schedule. The first consultation period is open from 18 August to 19 September 2022.

You can respond to the consultation and submit your comments by 19 September 2022, in the following ways:

Electors within the Parliamentary Constituencies of Stratford-on-Avon and Kenilworth and Southam (those wards within the Stratford-on-Avon District Council area), may make representation. Views are also invited from any person or body with expertise in access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability, as well as local community groups.

The second phase of the consultation will run from 29 September to 28 October 2022 and will contain any redrawn proposals as a result of submissions from the first consultation. Once the consultation has concluded, the proposals will be considered by the Council's Audit and Standards Committee at its meeting to be held on 14 November 2022, with final proposals placed before Full Council, at its meeting to be held on 12 December 2022. Both reports will be published with recommendations for the new polling districts (subject to any polling district references that may require an amendment) and polling places for future elections

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Contact: The Democratic Services team

Last updated on 17/08/2022