The review requires the council to:

  • Seek to ensure that all the electors in the area have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • Seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable, every polling place is accessible to electors who are disabled and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons

Please note that the following are not considered as part of the review:

  • The changing of any district ward boundaries (which can only be done by statute following an electoral review carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission). This review is concerned only with the administrative subdivision of the wards and new electoral divisions into polling districts which are then assigned polling places;


  • The changing of polling districts in areas that are also aligned with parish boundaries and therefore cannot be amended during this review (these can only be amended during a Community Governance Review).