Each Local Authority is required to carry out reviews of Polling Districts and Polling Places in their area every five years and the Council is currently carrying out its review.
A council’s area is divided into polling districts. One or more polling districts can make up a Borough Council ward. A polling place is an area or building within a polling district in which a polling station is situated and consequently, it is inevitable that polling stations are also considered as part of these reviews. The suitability of polling places/stations are assessed along with their accessibility, facilities for voters and, in particular, for those with a disability.
Stockton on Tees Borough Council is conducting a review of polling districts and polling places as required by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.
The Returning Officer for Stockton on Tees will also comment on the current arrangements and those comments will be made available on the Council’s website and at the Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton.
Comments are also invited from electors, and other interested parties, including people or organisations with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability on any aspect of polling districts and/or polling places currently used and on any representation made by the Returning Officer. The Council would particularly welcome suggestions for alternative places that may be used as polling stations.
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Further information is available from the Council’s website at www.stockton.gov.uk
Comments may be submitted by post or email to:
Stockton on Tees Borough Council
The deadline for making representations is Wednesday 31 October 2018.
The outcome of the review will be publicised on the Council’s website at the end of November. All correspondence, including representations made, will also be publicised.