Polling district review

Polling district review 2019

What the polling district review is, why we need to do it, when we’ll publish the results

We’re carrying out a review to decide the polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections. 

The review doesn’t include:

  • parliamentary constituencies 
  • local ward boundaries

We're running the review through a public consultation.

Take part in the consultation

Why we need 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 

We have to do this by 31 January 2020.

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.

Polling  district review documents and maps

Full details of the current arrangements, and proposals made by the Acting Returning Officer are available on the polling district public consultation page.

Go to the polling district review maps page to see the list of maps of the polling districts under review.


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 December 2019. 

Public consultation: 1 July to 11 August: 
Review sent to Full Council for approval: 23 August to 10 September
Revised register published: 1 December

More information

If you have questions about the polling district review, email