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Polling District Review 2013

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In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, every council in England and Wales must undertake and complete a review of all of the polling districts and polling places in its area within a 16 month period commencing from 1 October 2013. Notice of the review can be viewed online or at Grafton House.

A polling district is defined as the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency/ward.

A polling place is defined as a designated area (e.g. a designated building) for a polling district in which polling stations are located.

In reviewing its polling districts and polling places, the council will ensure that:

  • electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;
  • as far as is reasonable and practicable, that polling places are accessible to all electors, including those with disabilities, and when designating a polling place, have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

Although the review is of polling districts and polling places, there is such a close link to polling stations that they were reviewed concurrently.

The public consultation for the review ended on 28 November 2013.  You can view the consultation responses and comments from the Returning Officers online or at our offices.

Following the consultation, the Electoral Services Working Group made recommendations of amendments to the polling district boundaries to the Council. These were considered and agreed at the Council meeting on 29 January 2014.

If you have any queries or require further information on this or the previous polling district review held in 2011, please contact the Electoral Services Team using the details on the left of this page.


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Ipswich Borough Council,
Electoral Services,
2W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432533