Local Authorities are periodically required to undergo a review of the suitability of its polling places.
The (Acting) Returning Officer for Derby has announced the commencement of a review on Thursday 1st August.
The review will consider
- electorate sizes
- future housing developments that may affect the number of electors allocated to a polling district
- location and suitability of the current venue
- any alternative venues that may be more suitable
- suitability of disability and access arrangements
We will be consulting with stakeholders such as councillors, staff, Members of Parliament, the Council’s Diversity Forums and those responsible for venues that we use currently or propose to use in future. We will be working in particular to identify those areas of the city where further housing developments may impact on the size of the electorate in a particular polling district.
We also welcome feedback from all electors in the city on the suitability of current venues and proposals for changes where venues may be more suitable for use than the current venue in terms of disability access or location.
The (Acting) Returning Officer will publish their recommendations and future proposals where changes are necessary to existing arrangements on 23rd September 2019 and there will be an opportunity to respond or provide feedback to us by 20th September 2019.
The final proposals are scheduled to be approved by Full Council by 27 November 2019 and subsequently be included in the revised electoral register which is due to be published on 1 December 2019.