Elections and voting
What is the Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations?
Review of Polling Districts and Places 2019
Every council is required to undertake and complete a review of all polling districts and polling places within its administrative boundary at least once every five years. The last review was completed in January 2015. The 2019 review (PDF) [95KB] (opens new window) begins 25 July 2019 and ends 13 September 2019.
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 the council is 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
The review will not consider ward boundaries, divisions or parliamentary constituencies.
The consultation period has now closed and all comments (PDF) [85KB] (opens new window) received are required to be published.
These comments have now been considered and draft recommendations (PDF) [78KB] (opens new window) are published prior to the final report. This report (PDF) [17KB] (opens new window) has been to Policy and Resources Committee on 15 October 2019 and members resolved that approval be given to the final recommendations as detailed within the Licensing and Elections Manager's report.
These changes will be implemented with the publication of the revised register and take effect in all elections held after February 2020.
Formal notice for publication of the revised register is as follows:
Publication of Revised Register of Electors
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983, that a revised version of the Register of Electors for the Great Yarmouth Borough Council area will be published on 3 February 2020.
The revised register will incorporate the changes to polling districts recommended in the review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations which was approved by Great Yarmouth Borough Council on 14 October 2019. The revised polling districts will become effective at the Police and Crime Commissioner elections scheduled for Thursday 7 May 2020.
Electors registered in the area need take no action as a result of this notice, but prospective candidates and their agents and political parties should take note that the electoral numbers of registered electors will change as a consequence of this publication.
Electoral Registration Officer
Great Yarmouth Borough Council