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.
The current review of polling areas in Warwick District is live from Monday 2 October to Friday 10 November.
Take part in the review
Submit your comments and representations:
You can also respond the by the following:
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Electoral Services, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ
All representations must be made by no later than Friday 10 November 2023.
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.
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:
|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||19 December 23|
|Conclude Review||22 December 23|
|Amend Polling scheme||12 January 24|
|Republish register (if changes to PD)||1 February 24|