Have Your Say on Polling Districts in Central Bedfordshire

Have your say on polling districts in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council is conducting a review of its polling places and polling districts.

The review is an ideal opportunity for electors, community groups and other interested people to share their opinions on the existing polling district boundaries, polling places, and polling stations and, where possible, suggest alternative solutions. Although a review is carried out every five years, it does not prevent changes being made at any time between reviews.

To have your say, fill out a questionnaire online at CBC Consultations. The consultation is open until 11 December 2019.

Complete the questionnaire.

Central Bedfordshire Council is conducting a review of its polling districts and polling places as required by the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006. Although the review is primarily of polling places and polling, districts, it is recognised that polling stations will also be relevant to the review. The review is an ideal opportunity for electors, community groups and any interested persons within Central Bedfordshire to express their opinions on the existing polling places, districts and stations, and to suggest alternative options for consideration.DefinitionsApolling place is the area in which the Returning Officer will allocate a polling station. The polling place should be designated so that the polling station is within easy reach of all electors from across the polling district.

A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency for the purposes of a UK Parliamentary election. A polling station is a room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. As part of the review process, the authority is required to:
seek to ensure that all electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;
seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable the polling places and stations are accessible to people with disabilities;
when considering or reviewing the designation of a polling place and station, have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

If you wish to comment on the existing provisions or suggest any alternative solutions, please take part in this consultation by completing this questionnaire or visit our website at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/consultations.

The consultation is open from 29 October 2019 until 11 December 2019.

Please return completed questionnaire to: Electoral Services, Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands SG17 5TQ.

Alternatively, you can return the scanned questionnaire by email to electoral.registration@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk


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