Polling places made more accessible across Bassetlaw

Polling places made more accessible across Bassetlaw

Changes to make sure election polling places are safe, convenient, and accessible for voters have been approved by Bassetlaw councillors at a full council meeting on the 25th of January.

As part of a compulsory review undertaken every five years, six weeks of consultation on polling station locations has been carried out across the district.

Following feedback from residents, parish, district and county councillors, of the 105 polling stations currently being used, councillors backed recommended changes to sixteen locations to improve access and facilities for voters.

Stephen Brown, Head of Corporate Services at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“The Council is grateful to everybody who responded to the review. We want our polling stations to be safe, convenient and accessible and I am confident the recommended changes will provide improved facilities for electors on polling day.”

In a move away from using schools where possible, Stanley Street Sports and Social club in Worksop, which was used last year for polling, will be used for future elections, similarly Markham Moor Inn, which has been used for the past two elections instead of the local school will also remain a polling place.

Among the other changes approved – the use of the Methodist Church in Harworth due to refurbishment works currently taking place at Westmorland House.

The full list of changes can be viewed online on our elections webpages.

There have been no changes to the polling districts following the review.

The new polling stations will be in use for the Police and Crime Commissioner election and East Midlands Combined County Authority Mayor election taking place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

All electors are reminded to look out for their Poll Cards which are sent through the post ahead of elections containing the name and location of their polling stations. All electors voting at polling stations will require a valid form of photographic ID.



Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024