Review of polling districts to be carried out
Published: Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
Stroud District Council is asking voters to give their feedback on the polling district review that starts on Monday 2 November. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England recently created new district ward boundaries across Stroud that come into effect for the whole council elections on the 5 May 2016. Specific focus is therefore being given to polling districts that require boundary adjustments as a result of these new district wards.
Local political parties, councillors and residents will be asked for their views, as well as community groups. These comments will be fed back to councillors at the January 2016 council meeting.
Polling stations also form part of this review to ensure that all electors in Stroud have reasonable facilities for voting. In particular the council wants to hear from people who have experience of disability access.
Hannah Emery, principal elections officer said:
“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has experienced difficulty getting in to a building because of, for instance, a disability. It is, of course, vital that polling stations are easily accessible to all voters.”
For more information or if you would like to comment on proposed polling districts or suggest an alternative polling station location please respond to this review online at www.stroud.gov.uk/pollingreview or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for responses is Monday 14th December 2015.
Responses can also be sent in writing to:
Electoral Services (Polling Review)
Stroud District Council