Under the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, all local councils are required to review their polling districts, polling places, and polling stations every fifth year.
The review period starts in October, and each authority may choose the exact dates and length of their review. It must fall within a 16 month period. The next compulsory review period is from October 2018 to Jan 2020.
The review requires us to:
- Seek to ensure all the electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.
- Seek to ensure 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.
As part of the consultation some changes to polling stations are being proposed in the following wards:
- Bletchingley and Nutfield: To add Nutfield Memorial Hall as a polling station in addition to Nutfield Village Hall.
- Burstow, Horne and Outwood: To move the polling station from the Jolly Farmer pub to the Centenary Hall in Smallfield.
- Limpsfield: To split the polling district in half and use St Andrew’s Church Hall in Limpsfield Chart, as well as St Peter’s Hall.
- Warlingham East, Chelsham and Farleigh: To move the polling station from Warlingham Village Primary School to Warlingham Methodist Church.
Notice of review of Polling Districts
Public consultation document
What happens next?
We are inviting comments regarding the review and they need to be submitted by Monday 2 September.
We are interested in views from residents, particularly people who may have a view on disabled access to polling stations. We will be contacting some specific groups in the district who may have views on access issues.
All submissions received before the deadline will be published by Wednesday 4 September 2019 and available for inspection at the Council Offices in Oxted.
If people have concerns about a particular polling place, we would encourage them to suggest alternative locations to be considered.
How to take part
Representations must be made in writing and can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Democratic Services (Polling Review), Tandridge District Council, Council Offices, 8 Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT no later than 2 September 2019.