What a polling district review is, why we are undertaking it and when it's happening.
We're starting a review of the suitability of our voting arrangements to make sure that the location of venues, the number of them and their accessibility are fit for purpose for voting at all elections over the next 5 years.
We're holding a consultation on the voting arrangements, from 2 October 2023 until midnight Sunday 29 October 2023.
Following the consultation period, all comments will be considered and appropriate changes made ready for the May 2024 Bristol City Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
The review does not include:
- parliamentary constituencies
- local ward boundaries
Why we needed to do this
Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, we have a duty to:
- divide the parliamentary constituencies in the Bristol City Council area into geographical areas, called polling districts
- assign polling places and polling stations to each polling district
A polling station is the venue where people from a polling district go to vote. A polling place is the geographical area in which a polling station is located.
Timetable for the review
Any changes as a result of the review will be implemented for the revised register, which will be published on 1 February 2024.
- Public consultation: 2 October 2023 to midnight 29 October 2023
- Review sent to Full Council for approval: December 2023
- Revised register published: 1 February 2024
If you have questions about the polling district review, email email@example.com