Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019

Closed 7 Oct 2019

Opened 8 Aug 2019

Overview

In line with the requirements of Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983, Scottish Borders Council is undertaking a review of polling districts and polling places for use in parliamentary and local elections.

 The aim of the Review is to ensure:

 (1)     all electors in the Scottish Borders have as reasonable facilities for voting as are possible in the circumstances; and

 (2)     so far as is reasonable and possible every polling place which the Council is responsible for is accessible to electors who are disabled.

 

Why We Are Consulting

The Council would like to hear from electors on these issues, in particular your comments on the suitability of current polling stations and suggestions for possible alternatives would be appreciated.  The Council would also welcome comments from anyone, or group, with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability.   

Links to details of existing polling stations, polling districts and maps of polling districts are included in this consultation.

It is proposed that the review be completed to allow any amendments to be incorporated in the Register of Electors to be published on 1 December 2019.

Comments received will be published on the Council's Consultation Hub.

 

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Local Government