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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Notice is hereby given that Chesterfield Borough Council is to carry out a review of polling districts and polling places within the Borough of Chesterfield. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a duty for all polling districts and polling places to be reviewed every four years. The Council’s first review was carried out in 2007 and a second review was carried out in 2011. The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 introduced a change to the timing of compulsory reviews of UK Parliamentary polling districts and polling places. The next compulsory review must be started and completed between 1st October, 2013 and 31st January, 2015 and reviewed every fifth year after that.
The purpose of the review is to seek to ensure that
- all electors in the Borough have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances; and
- so far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places in the Borough are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled.
The (Acting) Returning Officer for Chesterfield will submit comments on the existing and any proposed polling places in the Borough, as will the
(Acting) Returning Officer for North East Derbyshire District Council in respect of those polling places in the Borough that are in their constituencies.
Any elector within the Borough may also make representations in relation to the size and boundaries of polling districts and the location and suitability of polling places and the polling stations within them.
In addition, the Council would welcome comments or representations from
- any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability;
- any Councillor or Member of Parliament representing electors within the Borough;
- Parish or Town Councils within the Borough and any organisations representing particular groups of persons in the Borough;
- past or potential candidates, their agents and local political parties.
Any person or body making representation should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places if that is what their comments concern.
All representations and comments on the review must be received in writing to the address below by 30 September 2014.
Peter Clark, Elections Officer, Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall, Chesterfield S40 1LP
Alternatively they can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of the consultation will then be considered and the final proposals from the review adopted prior to 1 December 2014.
Details of the proposals and summaries of representations are and will be available for inspection on the Council’s website www.chesterfield.gov.uk
or at the above address.
Electoral Registration Officer
25 July 2014
Appendix A Proposals document 2014.doc