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Interim review of polling districts 2022

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2. What the Rules say

Taken from Representation of the People Act 1983 s.18


(a)  the authority must seek to ensure that all electors in a constituency in its area have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;

(b)  the authority must seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place for which it is responsible is accessible to electors who are disabled;

(c)  the authority must have regard to the accessibility to disabled persons of potential polling stations in any place which it is considering designating as a polling place;

(d)  the polling place for a polling district must be an area in the district, unless special circumstances make it desirable to designate any area wholly or partly outside the district;

(e)  the polling place must be small enough to indicate to electors in different parts of the district how they will be able to reach the polling station.


Please also note that the Council must publish any correspondence submitted in respect of this review