In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, every council in England and Wales must undertake and complete a review of all of their polling districts and polling places at least once every 4 years.
A polling district is defined as the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency/ward.
A polling place is defined as a designated area (e.g. a designated building or street) for a polling district in which polling stations are located.
In reviewing its polling districts and polling places, the council will ensure that:
Although the review is of polling districts and polling places, there is such a close link to polling stations that these will be reviewed concurrently.
Publish notice of review
Schedule to be reported to Governance and Audit Committee
Final recommendation to full council
Publish final schedule
The following cannot be considered as part of the review:
A consultation period will be under taken and if you have any comments to make regarding your polling district, polling place or polling station or have any alternative suggestions please email the Elections Team firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 15 April.
If you are unable to email the Elections Team you can submit your comments by post to Colchester Borough Council.
Public Notice of Polling District Review