Warwick District Council has a duty to divide its area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each polling district. Warwick District Council also has a duty under the Electoral Administration Act 2006 to review their polling districts and places at least once every five years. The District Council has given notice that it is to carry out a review of its polling districts and polling places starting Monday 2 October – view the official notice here: Notice of Polling review 2023
What is a polling review?
A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area, therefore, a UK Parliamentary constituency, a ward, or an electoral division.
A polling place is a building or area in which a polling station is located. A polling place within a polling district must be designated so that polling stations are within easy reach of all electors from across the polling district.
A polling station is the actual room where the process of voting takes place, and must be located within the polling place designated for the particular polling district. The Returning Officer for the election must provide a sufficient number of polling stations, and allot the electors to those polling stations in such manner as he or she thinks is the most convenient.
The aim of the review is to ensure that:
- Electors in each ward have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
- As far as reasonable and practicable, the polling places are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.
The next compulsory review will be undertaken from Monday 2 October 2023, and conclude on Friday 22 December 2023.
Relevant information and mapping regarding the current arrangements and proposals for changes can be found on the Council’s website at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/pollingstations or can be inspected at Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ. Paper copies are also available at Leamington, Kenilworth, Whitnash, Warwick and Lillington libraries.
WDC invites comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites. The Council would also welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals, RO’s representations or any other related matters. Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.
Comments and representations may be submitted as follows:
|Electoral Services, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ
|The online feedback form at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/pollingstations