Polling District and Polling Place Review

Closed 30 Oct 2023

Opened 2 Oct 2023


North Northamptonshire Council is conducting a statutory review of all polling districts and polling places that are used across North Northamptonshire.

Polling Stations fall outside of the scope of this mandatory review, however the council is taking this opportunity to review all polling stations in order to ensure good accessibility for all electors.

A polling district is the geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency or ward into smaller areas.

A polling place is the building or area in which a polling station is located.

A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. The Acting Returning Officer has a statutory responsibility to allocate polling stations within the polling place during an election.

As part of the review process, we will:

• seek to provide all electors in each polling district with sufficient facilities for voting within a reasonable distance, as are practicable in the circumstances

• seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable all polling places are easily identifiable, easy to get to and accessible to those with disabilities

• regard accessibility needs of those with disabilities, when considering or reviewing the designation of a polling place

• try to promote a sense of community identity through the selection and location of a polling station

We welcome comments on polling districts, polling places and polling stations from residents, community groups, councillors, parish councils, polling station booking agents, current/former polling station staff, any individuals with disabilities or groups representing disabled people within North Northamptonshire.

Should you disagree with any current or proposed polling district or polling place arrangements it would be helpful if you could provide reasons why along with any suitable alternatives.

Please note that the Council is required to publish any representations made in the course of the review.

Further information can be found at www.northnorthants.gov.uk/pdpr. You can also make contact via email or in person at the address below. Paper copies or Easy Read versions of our survey can be supplied upon request.

On completion of a review, we must give reasons for decisions in the review and publish such other information as is prescribed.

Our review of polling districts and places must be concluded by 31 January 2025, and has been timed to coincide with the next revision to the Register of Electors on 1 December 2023.

Email: pollingstation@northnorthants.gov.uk

Electoral Services
North Northamptonshire Council
Municipal Offices
Bowling Green Road
Northants, NN15 7QX

Papers will also be available for inspection at the above office.

If you would like these papers in any other format, including Easy Read, please contact the team via pollingstation@northnorthants.gov.uk or call 01832 742076.

This survey is open until midnight, 30 October 2023.

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice


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