The Council is carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places in the borough.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is undertaking a review of all polling districts and polling places in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013. It is proposed that there should be a change of polling stations in certain areas in view of the change in electorate numbers and suitability of some stations. The remaining existing polling districts and polling stations will remain unaltered as they meet the current legislative criteria.
The purpose of the review is to:
- seek to ensure that all electors should continue to have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
- seek to ensure that so far as it is reasonable and practicable, the polling places designated are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled
- provide additional polling stations where applicable given the increase in electorate in certain areas, and to make it more practical and reasonable for electors to vote.
When designating a polling place, consideration must be given to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.
The (Acting) Returning Officer welcomes comments on the proposals and representations from key stakeholders, interested groups and organisations or individuals on the appropriateness of the polling places and any other comments on the scheme in general. See proposals and maps listed.
Representations should be submitted to the Electoral Services Manager at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 October 2019.
All submissions will be available for inspection from 8 October 2019 on this web page, or by appointment at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE. You can make an appointment by contacting the Elections team by email: email@example.com or by telephone on 01707 357300.
The Chief Executive/(Acting) Returning Officer will publicise the outcome on 15 November 2019. The final decision of the review will be made at the meeting of full Council held on 25 November 2019.