Review will not consider ward boundaries

Central Bedfordshire Council is conducting a review of its polling places and polling districts. This review is as required by the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, as amended by the Electoral and Administration Act 2013.

Although a review is carried out every five years, it does not prevent changes being made at any time between reviews.

It is an opportunity for electors, community groups and other interested people to share their opinions on the existing polling district boundaries, polling places, and polling stations and, where possible, suggest alternative solutions.

Polling district is the geographical area created by sub dividing an electoral area. All wards within Central Bedfordshire are divided into polling districts, which form the basis upon which the register of electors is produced.

The aim of the review is to ensure that electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances. Also, that as far as is reasonable and practicable, polling places are accessible to all electors, and take into account the needs of people with disabilities.

The review will not consider ward boundaries or parliamentary constituencies.

To have your say, fill out a questionnaire online at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/consultations. The consultation is open until 11 December 2019.

Residents can also get a paper copy of the questionnaire by post at: Electoral Services, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands SG17 5TQ or e-mail electoral.registration@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.