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Polling District and Polling Places Review 2019

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Information about the 2019 review of North Lincolnshire’s polling districts and places.

Background and information

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires North Lincolnshire Council to carry out a review of its polling districts and polling places every five years. The previous statutory review was undertaken in 2014.

The purpose of the review is to seek to ensure that:

  • All electors in the North Lincolnshire area which includes the parliamentary constituencies of Scunthorpe County, Brigg & Goole and Cleethorpes have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
  • So far as is reasonable and practicable, every polling station for which it is responsible is accessible to electors with a disability

North Lincolnshire Council published a notice of the formal commencement of the review in line with the statutory guidance. This was published on our website and in the local paper – the Telegraph. It was also available at the council offices at Church Square House, Scunthorpe.

The notice indicated that electors within the area were invited to make representations during this review relating to the boundaries of polling districts, the location of polling places and the suitability of polling stations within them. The council welcomed the views of all residents, particularly residents with a disability and any person or organisation with expertise in access of persons with any type of disability. Persons making representations were asked to give alternative places that may be used as polling places. Representations in connection with the review were submitted to electoral services by 6 October 2019.

Following the consultation, an analysis was undertaken and a draft report with proposals prepared for consideration. The draft report was shared with interested parties through our website before it is considered for approval at the scheduled meeting of council on 10 December 2019.

Further information on the review can be found below in the Notice of the Review and polling districts/stations by register. Also, polling districts and polling places/stations (current and proposed) can be viewed on the council’s digital GIS mapping system below.

Maps showing electoral districts/wards and polling places (current and proposed) can be provided upon request.

Additional information on the review can be obtained from the Service Manager: Democracy or the Electoral Services Manager.

Outcome of the review

The Review was reported to the meeting of council on 27 January 2020.  The outcome of the Review can be found below in the report and also Minute 2699 of Council 27 January 2020.

Contact

elections@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297000

Electoral Services
Legal and Democracy
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NL