The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a requirement that each local authority undertakes a review of parliamentary polling districts and polling places every five years.
The electoral and polling arrangements made for the parliamentary elections are also used at other elections and the aim of the review is to ensure that all electors within the district have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable, and so far as is reasonable and practicable, all polling places and stations are accessible to all electors including those with disabilities.
A consultation document for the review is available on this webpage, as well as a Notice of the Review which explains how representations should be made.
The Review commences on Monday 7 October 2019 inviting comments and submissions in writing from any interested parties, which must be received by 1 November 2019.
A schedule of the Council’s current polling districts, polling places and polling stations can be viewed here.
The Acting Returning Officer’s proposals will be published on this webpage on 15 November 2019 and any comments on the Acting Returning Officer’s proposals must be submitted to the Electoral Services Manager by no later than 29 November 2019.
The Council will consider all submissions received and recommendations for any new polling districts, polling places and polling stations. However, there is no requirement to change any existing arrangements.
- Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Places and Polling Stations
- Consultation Document
- Schedule of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations
- Submission Form
Maps of each ward showing current polling station location
Elections for the European Parliament take place every 5 years. The last election was held in May 2019 and the results can be accessed via the European Parliament website.
Notice of Conclusion of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Representation of the People Act 1983
Bolsover District Council has completed a review of polling districts and polling places in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983. The review was undertaken following a review of the Council’s electoral arrangements by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The new electoral arrangements will come into force at the local elections in 2019.
The Council has taken into account public comments, observations and representations in reaching its decisions, and has now published revised details of its designated Polling Districts and Polling Places.
The changes to the polling districts and polling places will be incorporated in the revised electoral register to be published on 1st December 2018.
The following documentation in relation to the review is available to view online at www.bolsover.gov.uk. Hard copies of the documents are available for inspection at The Arc, High Street, Clowne, Derbyshire, S43 4JY.
- Details of the designation of polling districts and polling places within the Bolsover District as a result of the review
Details of Designation of New Polling Districts and Polling Places and final Designation of New Polling Districts and Places
- Maps showing the new Polling Districts and Polling Places
- The minutes of meeting of the Council held on 12th September 2018 which considered the draft recommendations
- The report and appendices considered by the Council at its meeting held on 12th September 2018 which sets out the reasons for choosing each particular polling place and polling district including responses to public consultation
- Correspondence sent to any person or consultee to whom the authority contacted because they had particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for disabled people.
Letter to consultees
Following the conclusion of the Local Authority’s review certain persons have a right to make representations to the Electoral Commission. If, on receipt of the representations, the Commission find that the review did not:
- meet the reasonable requirements of the electors in the constituency or a body of them; or
- take sufficient account of the accessibility for disabled persons of a polling station/polling stations with a designated polling place then the Commission may direct the Council to make any alterations to the polling places as they think necessary and if the alterations are not made within two months, make the alterations themselves.
Any representations must be in writing, either by post, e-mail or fax to:
Legal Counsel, The Electoral Commission, 3 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YZ.
Tel: 020 7271 0500 Fax: 020 7271 0505
If you require any further information regarding this review telephone 01246 242422
Dan Swaine, Dated 23 October 2018
Elections results 2019
The last general election took place in June 2017 and the results can be found here.