Bassetlaw District Council is carrying out a consultation on the location of polling stations as part of a compulsory review of all polling districts and polling places within the Council’s administrative boundaries. Under Government Legislation these reviews must take place every four years. The review also offers the opportunity to comment on the boundaries of polling districts, which are the areas within wards where polling station are located.
The review seeks to ensure that:
- all electors have reasonable facilities for voting
- that polling stations are accessible to those who are disabled
- that when considering or reviewing the location of a polling station, the accessibility needs of disabled persons are taken into consideration
The Council currently uses 105 polling stations and is seeking electors views on how suitable these polling stations are, if they can be improved or if there are better alternatives that can be used instead.
The consultation will run for six weeks from Friday 29th September 2023 until Friday 10th November 2023 and can be accessed online. Paper copies are also available in the Council Offices in Worksop and Retford or by contacting the Electoral Service Team by email or on 01909 533 252.
Stephen Brown, Head of Corporate Services at Bassetlaw District Council said:
“It has been four years since our last review, and I would like to encourage electors to share their views on the suitability of our polling stations. We want to be able to use safe, convenient and accessible locations when running elections. Feedback from residents and electors will help us best achieve this.”
Last Updated on Monday, October 30, 2023