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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019

In accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and Section 16 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 the Council must undertake a review of the polling districts and polling places within its area every four years and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires that a compulsory review must be completed between 1 October 2018 and 31 January 2020.

The timetable for the Council's review is set out below. 

9 July 2019

Publication of Notice of Review and commencement of public consultation

By 19 July 2019

Publication of ARO’s submission

8 September 2019

Public consultation ends

15 October 2019

General Purposes Committee consider proposals and make recommendations to Council

21 November 2019

Council consider and approve final proposals

If agreed, any amendments will come into effect when the revised electoral register is published on 1 December 2019, and will be in force for the Police and Crime Commissioner, City Council and Quedgeley Town Council elections expected to take place on 7 May 2020.

The purpose of the review is to meet the following criteria*:

(a) the authority must seek to ensure that all electors in a constituency in its area have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;

(b) the authority must seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place for which it is responsible is accessible to electors who are disabled;

(c) the authority must have regard to the accessibility to disabled persons of potential polling stations in any place which it is considering designating as a polling place..

(d) the polling place for a polling district must be an area in the district, unless special circumstances make it desirable to designate any area wholly or partly outside the district;

(e) the polling place must be small enough to indicate to electors in different parts of the district how they will be able to reach the polling station.

*(Electoral Administration Act 2006(pt 4)(18B)(4))

It is important that we gather the views of residents on their polling place and station. Any person or organisation wishing to make a representation can do so by writing to: Polling District Review, Democratic and Electoral Services, Gloucester City Council, PO Box 3252, Gloucester GL1 9FW or elections@gloucester.gov.uk by 8 September 2019. Please note that the Council is required to publish any correspondence submitted in respect of this review.

Notice of Polling District Review

Polling District Review Fact Sheet

List of Current Polling Stations

 

Submission of the Acting Returning Officer for Gloucester 

The Acting Returning Officer for Gloucester, Jon McGinty has published his initial submission below. His final proposals will be developed following the closure of the consultation period and presented to the Council for consideration and approval.

ARO Submission

 

Ward Maps of current Polling Districts and location of polling stations

Abbeydale

Abbeymead

Barnwood

Barton and Tredworth

Coney Hill

Elmbridge

Grange

Hucclecote

Kingsholm and Wotton

Kingsway

Longlevens

Matson and Robinswood

Moreland

Podsmead

Quedgeley Fieldcourt

Quedgeley Severn Vale

Tuffley

Westgate

 

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