29/06/2011 - Permalink

Polling districts and places to be reviewed

Related topics: Democracy

Every four years, councils must undertake a review of polling districts and stations to make sure they continue to best serve the needs of local voters.

The review is required by the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary elections) Regulations 2006, and Shropshire’s review is starting on Friday 1 July.

Any voters in the Ludlow, North Shropshire and Shrewsbury and Atcham Parliamentary constituencies can submit their views, and comments will also be sought from councillors, local political parties and organisations that have expertise in relation to access to premises for people with different forms of disability.

The Returning Officer for Shropshire Council, Kim Ryley, will make comments on existing arrangements and suggested amendments.

This consultation period will start on Friday 1 July and needs to be completed in enough time to allow the elections team to make any alterations necessary to the register of electors when it is next fully revised on 1 December 2011. Therefore, all comments should be received by 5 August.

Comments can be sent to the following postal and email addresses:

Postal address: Elections Office, Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Email address: registration@shropshire.gov.uk

Website address: shropshire.gov.uk

Please call 0345 678 9015 if you require further information about this review.