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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

The second stage of our Polling Districts and Polling Places Review is now open.

Please give us your views via our online consultation link below:

Background

Each polling district must have a designated polling place that can be brought into use on election days for local people. Polling places must, in general terms, be within the designated polling district, and the building/facilities used should be as accessible as possible.

A range of helpful details and maps are available.

Aim of this Review

The review is not an attempt to introduce change for the sake of it or to 'fix what is not broken' - changes will only be made to existing arrangements where clear benefits can be justified.

The aim of the review is to:

  • seek comments on the present division of polling districts, and the suitability of the buildings and rooms presently used on election days for polling purposes.
  • ensure that all electors in the County have reasonable facilities for voting (as far as practicable in the circumstances)
  • ensure that (in so far as is reasonable and practicable), the polling places used are accessible to all electors, including those who are less able or have particular needs.

The Council has always aimed to locate polling stations within a convenient distance from the majority of electors' homes, with the premises being easy to find and accessible to all. However, it is not always possible to find (or to get permission to use) perfect premises in every area. A best compromise is however always sought.

The review stages

Consultation

The results of the 1st stage of the consultation were presented to Council on 21st February together with the proposals that are being put forward for this the 2nd stage.  The full Council report and proposals can be found here.

The council will once again invite relevant comments from residents in Clackmannanshire, and any individuals or bodies who have a particular expertise in relation to the use of premises or facilities for those who have different forms of ability or disability.

Political parties, existing elected representatives, and other interested parties will also be invited to contribute.

All submissions received will be acknowledged, considered and published.

Timetable

Activity Dates   

Consultation period begins

Monday 1 October 2018

Consultation period ends

Friday 30 November 2018

Consultation on proposals begins/published

Monday 11 March 2019

Consultation on proposals ends

Friday 26 April 2019

Final proposals will be presented to Council for approval after the summer recess.

For Further Information Contact

Depute Returning Officer, Democracy Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: