Review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, we have a duty to divide its area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each polling district. We also have a duty under the Electoral Administration Act 2006, as amended, to review their polling districts and places at least once every five years.

View the current arrangements, Returning Officer recommendations and proposals.  The results of the Warwick Dsitrict Poll review can be viewed in hard copies at the following locations from the 12 January -

  •  Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ
  • Leamington Town Hall, Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4AT 
  • Kenilworth Library, Smalley Place, Kenilworth, CV8 1QG

Documents from the review:

Search for your polling station

Electors within Warwick District Council area or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the authority may make a representation. We invite comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently used for elections, and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites.

We would also welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any disability, on the proposals, RO’s representations or any other related matters.

Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

Kenilworth and Southam constituency

For Kenilworth and Southam constituency, the review is taking place by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Please see the Kenilworth and Southam constituency review page.

Information sources

All the information collated under the ‘Returning Officer comments on Polling Places & Stations’ has been compiled from Presiding Officer and Polling Station Inspector feedback from May 2023 elections and surveys completed by the booking agents in charge of the polling places.

The predicted 2028 electorates are based on the major developments (10 or more properties) up to 2028 as per annual monitoring report.  These were allocated to the appropriate Polling District with the electorate for new builds based on the average electorate per property for that Ward.

In addition to this the population change projections from NOMIS to 2028 for the district as a whole, anticipates a natural decrease in population of around 2%, so allowance was made of this.

What is a polling review?

A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area, therefore, a UK Parliamentary constituency, a ward, or an electoral division.

A polling place is a building or area in which a polling station is located. A polling place within a polling district must be designated so that polling stations are within easy reach of all electors from across the polling district.

A polling station is the actual room where the process of voting takes place, and must be located within the polling place designated for the particular polling district. The Returning Officer for the election must provide a sufficient number of polling stations, and allot the electors to those polling stations in such manner as he or she thinks is the most convenient.

The aim of the review is to ensure that:

  • Electors in each ward have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
  • As far as reasonable and practicable, the polling places are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

The next compulsory review will be undertaken from Monday 2 October 2023, and conclude on Friday 22 December 2023. The detailed timetable for the review is set out below:


Tasks Dates
Publication of Notice of Review 2 October 23
Publication of RO representations 2 October 23
Consultation begins 2 October 23
End of formal consultation 10 November 23
Consider responses and prepare final proposals 13 November 23 – 6 December 23
Audit & Standards Committee 9 January 24
Conclude Review 12 January 24
Amend Polling scheme 19 January 24
Republish register (if changes to PD) 1 February 24