Full Review of Brighton & Hove Polling Districts and Places Consultation Paper and (Acting) Returning Officer Comment

Closed 13 Sep 2019

Opened 23 Aug 2019



Brighton & Hove City Council will be conducting a full review of its polling districts and polling places under Section 18 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and in line with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

Within these proposals, the intention is not to make unnecessary changes to polling places and districts. The proposals seek to address issues which have arisen during recent elections and are informed by feedback from the (Acting) Returning Officer, polling station staff, polling station inspectors and electors.

The proposals outlined in this document will update the current polling scheme to account for the following considerations:

  1. To try and identify new polling places in areas where the existing provision is inadequate.
  2. To ensure, as far as practicable, that polling places are accessible to people with disabilities.
  3. To ensure that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
  4. To try and minimise disruption to schools

The existing Brighton & Hove City Council ward boundaries, and the parliamentary constituency boundaries, are not part of this review, although they will be reviewed periodically in future by the relevant Boundary Committee or Commission.

Across Brighton & Hove, the polling district codes will be renamed to frame them by the Parliamentary constituency. Further letters will be added to the code to identify the ward and polling district within the ward.           

The Council and (Acting) Returning Officer would like to use this opportunity, to highlight their appreciation for the continued co-operation of polling places in providing their buildings for the day so that electors have a convenient place to vote. 

A copy the full consultation document can be seen by clicking here.