Issue - decisions

Outcome of the Polling district and Polling places review

20/11/2023 - Polling District and Polling Places Review 2023 - Final Recommendations

Resolved that:

 

(i)            The content of the consultation responses be noted;

(ii)          The report of the Acting Returning Officer be noted;

(iii)         The recommendations as detailed at Appendix A to the report be noted, and approval be given to the new polling districts and the future parliamentary constituencies as they relate to each polling district as detailed at Appendix B, and that ongoing monitoring of  polling districts and polling places continue, taking into account concerns and comments of ward members, with any updates to arrangements being made as necessary to reflect community identity, accessibility, appropriateness and convenience for voters;

(iv)         The Executive Director of Customer and Governance be authorised to make changes to the Polling Places Order should a change be needed at short notice to a polling district or place, when there was insufficient time for the committee to consider such change;

(v)          To note the publication of the Register of Electors on 1 December 2023 incorporating the details of new polling districts where necessary and the future parliamentary constituencies as they relate to each polling district as detailed at Appendix B.