Great Yarmouth Borough Council launches consultation on review of polling stations
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is continuing to enhance the democratic process in the region by conducting a review of all polling stations - and is asking residents for their input.
The initiative, which sees local authorities review their polling venues every five years, is aimed at ensuring people have convenient and accessible locations for casting their votes in elections.
People are encouraged to participate in the process by providing feedback, suggestions or concerns relating to the current polling stations. A full list of the existing polling areas can be found on the council's website.
The council values input from the community and believes that their insight will be invaluable in shaping the future of the voting experience in Great Yarmouth.
Denise Wilby, licensing and electoral services manager at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "The council recognises that the success of any democracy depends on the active participation of citizens. By undertaking this review, Great Yarmouth Borough Council reaffirms its commitment to providing residents with a fair and accessible platform to exercise their democratic right to vote."
Any individual or organisation making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places. Representations should be made in writing by no later than November 16, 2023, to the following:
- Elections Team, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF
- Email: email@example.com
Details of representations received will be made available for inspection.
All comments will be taken into consideration and, if any changes are suggested, ward councillors will be consulted further before a decision is made. The final decision on the review, which is delegated to full council, will be made on December 14, 2023