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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations 2019

In accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, Wealden District Council is required to complete a full review of all polling districts and polling places every five years.  This does not prevent changes being made at any time prior to the next review.

View the Notice of Review here (pdf)

The aim of the review is to ensure that;

  • electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • as far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places they are responsible for are accessible to all electors, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons

View or download the full details of the current polling station arrangements (pdf).

View the current polling districts on our online mapping tool 

To view the polling district boundaries;

  • click on 'Menu' (top left)
  • click on 'Choose Map Layers'
  • click on 'Elections' & 'Polling Districts'

Polling District boundaries will then be visible.  Zoom in and hover over an area to view the Polling District and Polling Station.

The timetable for the review is below;

  • 1 August 2019 - Publication of Notice and commencement of the Review
  •  1 August to 11 October 2019 - Public Consultation
  • 30 September 2019 - Publication of the (Acting) Returning Officer's comments and proposals
  •  1 December 2019 - Publication of revised Register of Electors

The Council would 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.  Persons or bodies making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

What is a polling district?

A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area. An electoral area may be a UK Parliamentary constituency (eg Wealden), a District ward (eg Uckfield Central), a County electoral division (eg Uckfield) or a parish or parish ward (eg Buxted Parish, Buxted Ward).

What is a polling place?

A polling place is a geographical area in which a polling station is located. However, there is no legal definition of what a polling place is, the geographical area could be defined as tightly as a particular building or as widely as the entire polling district. Any elector within the Wealden, Rother (part), Eastbourne (part) and Lewes (part) Constituencies may make representations on existing and proposed polling districts and places. Representations on these or any other related matter are welcomed from persons or groups with interest or expertise in the access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability. Any person or body making a representation should where appropriate give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

What is a polling station?

A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places which are fixed by the Local Authority, polling stations are chosen by the relevant Returning Officer for the election. 

List of useful links and background documents