Polling district and polling places review 2019
Find out what the polling district and polling places review is, why we need to do it and what will happen.
We are carrying out a review of our polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections and we'd like to hear your views.
Our feedback period is now open and runs until 7 October 2019.
You can also respond by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can write to us at:
The Returning Officer
Uttlesford District Council
Essex CB11 4ER
We would like to hear from electors, elected members, town and parish councils and political parties in the Uttlesford District and within the Saffron Walden parliamentary constituency.
All submissions we receive will be acknowledged, considered and published in a council report.
Why we need to do this
Each polling district has a designated polling place for use on election days, providing suitable facilities which are accessible to all electors.
Every local authority is required to review their polling districts and polling places every five years and we'd like your comments both on our current polling districts and the suitability of the buildings and rooms we use on election days for polling purposes.
We always aim to locate polling stations within a convenient distance from the majority of electors' homes, with the premises being easy to find and accessible to all. It can be difficult to find the perfect premises and securing permission to use them, but we always aim to secure the best possible solution.
We are particularly keen, where possible, to avoid the use of schools as polling stations and consider suitable alternatives.
Polling district and polling places review documents and maps
You can view our current polling district map, our polling scheme listing the current polling places and some statistics for each of the polling districts.
What happens next?
We will assess all representations received and publish proposals for either change or no change to the Council's adopted scheme, together with a statement of reasons for any changes, and notify all consultees by no later than Monday 21 October 2019. A final report shaped by this consultation will be considered at a meeting the Council's Governance, Audit and Performance Committee on Thursday 21 November 2019.