Review of polling district, places and stations 2023
- Period: 02 October 2023 - 30 October 2023
- Status: Closed
- Audiences: Everyone
- Topics: Community and living
- Type: Public
In accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, Shropshire Council is required to complete a full review of all polling districts and polling places every five years.
The aim of the review is to ensure that:
- Electors in the parliamentary constituencies have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
- As far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places they are responsible for are accessible to all electors, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.
In addition, the Returning Officer is required to submit their own proposals for future electoral arrangements. The review will not consider changes to division or ward boundaries.
Polling district – geographical electoral areas into which wards and constituencies may be sub-divided.
Polling place – buildings or areas designated by the council where electors in a polling district go to vote in person.
Polling station – the number issuing desks in the building or area that is designated polling place.
How is the review conducted?
The Returning Officer for constituencies within Shropshire, including an area within The Wrekin constituency, will make comments on the existing polling districts and polling places.
In addition, representations are invited from other relevant individuals such as electors with the existing Ludlow, North Shropshire and Shrewsbury & Atcham parliamentary constituencies, elected members, local political parties, MPs, and organisations that have expertise in relation to access to premises for people with different forms of disability.
The final recommendations will be considered at council on 14 December 2023.
To find further information about the review, please visit the 2023 polling district review page on the website.
You can also view your polling station by clicking General Map on our website and select ‘Polling Stations’ from the options within layers listed on the left hand side of the page.
If you require further information about the review, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org