Polling district and polling places review
To ensure that all electors have reasonable facilities for voting, we invited you to make comments and representations, so that we can review our polling districts and places by 31 January 2020. The reviews take place at least one every five years, and are in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983.
What we did
The initial consultation process, which asked for comments on the Acting Returning Officer’s comments and the current electoral arrangements, was completed on 6 September. Having received comments, we ran the second consultation phase, which concluded on 18 October 2019.
You can find the Acting Returning Officer's proposals and responses on the consultation website.
The review has now concluded and Full Council have approved the recommendations which can be found at cabinet.leicester.gov.uk. Maps showing the proposed polling districts for each ward can be found at the bottom of this page.
The following considerations have been taken into account when allocating polling districts and polling places. Comments made during the consultation should keep these in mind. The first two are required by electoral law and the others are best practice:
- We must seek to ensure that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
- We must seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place is accessible to electors who are disabled.
- Ideally, the polling place should be in its own polling district.
- Where possible, "natural" boundaries should be used, e.g. railways, major roads, etc.
- All properties in a minor road or estate should, ideally, be in the same polling district.
- Polling places should be "logical”; that is, electors should not have to pass another polling place to get to their own.
If you have problems accessing or viewing the ward proposal maps below, please send us an email.