Polling districts and polling stations review
Community groups and residents are asked to give their views as part of a review of polling stations in St Albans District.
St Albans City and District Council is consulting on the location and suitability of the polling stations where people will go to vote.
In particular, it wants to ensure the stations are accessible to all including people with a disability.
Polling stations are rooms or areas within a polling place where voting is carried out and they should be within easy reach of all electors from across the polling district.
Polling districts are designated areas within wards that determine which polling station voters are assigned to and are also being reviewed. There are several such districts in each ward.
The consultation starts on Monday 4 September and runs until Monday 30 October.
Details of the proposed polling districts and polling stations as well as information about how to give your view is available at www.stalbans.gov.uk/polling-stations-districts-and-boundaries.
A report on the feedback will be given to the January 2024 meeting of Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee which will consider the findings before deciding on any changes.
The list of approved polling districts and stations will then be published in February and the local elections on Thursday 2 May will be run on the new arrangements.
Voters are urged to check their poll cards carefully when they are sent out in March as their polling station may have changed.
Amanda Foley, the District’s Electoral Registration Officer, said:
It is vitally important that our stations are in appropriate locations and can cater for everyone, especially those with particular needs.
We want to hear any concerns people may have and particularly want the views of those with an interest in accessibility.
I would ask people to have a look at the proposals and take part in this consultation. We have the District Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections next year and want to ensure we have the most appropriate polling stations in place for these elections.
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