Review of Polling District and Places 2019

Every Council is required to undertake and complete a review of all polling districts and polling places within its administrative boundary at least once every five years. The last review was completed in January 2015.

Polling districts

These are geographical areas created by dividing an electoral area into. All wards within Broadland are divided into polling districts, and a register of electors for each of these districts is produced. Most polling districts are defined by parish (village or town) boundaries but there are exceptions. Unless there are special circumstances, each parish must be in a separate polling district.

Polling places

These are designated areas for a polling district in which a polling station is located.

Polling station

These are the actual buildings where the process of voting takes place, e.g. a room in a community centre or school.

The aim of the review

the review ensures that:

  • electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • as far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places they are responsible for are accessible to all electors, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

The review will not consider ward boundaries, divisions or parliamentary constituencies.

You can download the Polling District Schedule showing the existing polling districts and polling places (stations) for the entire district. This gives the location of our current polling stations that we plan on using at all future elections. Visit the central government website for further information on Local government structure and elections.

Review Timetable
10 July to 21 August 2019 Consult for representations and comments on the existing and proposed (if any) arrangements
26 to 30 August 2019 Consider all the representations and alternative proposals
17 September 2019 Council noted the outcome of the review and considered the representations received
Council also delegated responsibility for polling district reviews to an Electoral Arrangements Committee
31 January 2020 Review to be implemented