Have your say on polling places

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is conducting a review of polling stations in the borough.

Polling station

The review is required by law to take place every five years, and also includes looking at polling districts.

 

It is proposed that there should be a change of polling stations in certain areas due to a change in electorate numbers and suitability of some stations. The review also seeks to ensure that, as far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places designated are accessible to all electors, and provide additional polling stations where applicable given the increase in electorate in certain areas.

 

Any electors or organisations within the Welwyn Hatfield parliamentary constituency are encouraged to have their say on polling stations and polling districts. The consultation closes on 1 October 2019, and the council will then assess the responses to see if any changes need to be made to existing polling districts and stations, and where applicable, make the necessary changes.

 

The results of the consultation will be published on 15 November 2019, with the final decision being made at a Full Council meeting on 25 November 2019.

 

Rob Bridge, Returning Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, said:

We are keen to hear from individuals and organisations to help ensure that all of our polling stations and polling districts are as accessible as possible. If you have any concerns or comments, this is your chance to share them with us.

 

Comments should be submitted to the Electoral Services Manager by 1 October 2019, either by email to elections@welhat.gov.uk or post to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AE.