Polling District and Polling Place Review Consultation 2019

We are currently carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places within the borough. The review will consider comments and suggestions from local residents and stakeholders in the borough. This includes any issues regarding access to premises or facilities for people with disabilities.

In addition, the review will consider the impact of the next 4 years’ worth of planned residential developments.

The consultation period will run from Tuesday 28 May to Friday 19 July.

Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

To see the existing and proposed changes for a ward please click on one below:

  • Amington
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Mercian
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Belgrave
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Spital
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Bolehall
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Stonydelph
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Castle
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Trinity
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Glascote
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

  • Wilnecote
    Current
    Proposed

    Submissions Received

 

How to make a submission?

The availability of suitable polling places is a key factor in the makeup of polling districts. Therefore, in asking for comments, we would like to ask for your suggestions for polling station locations.

Share you views by:

  • Downloading, completing and returning a submission form
  • Emailing us at PDReviewSubmission@tamworth.gov.uk
  • Writing to us at:
    Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
    Electoral Services Office
    Tamworth Borough Council
    Marmion House
    Lichfield Street
    Tamworth
    Staffordshire  B79 7BZ

If you need help with accessing our consultation documents please email: elections@tamworth.gov.uk or call 01827 709262 /709265

All comments and any responses from the Acting Returning Officer will be published. It is the Acting Returning officer’s role to select the polling stations. It will be the Full Council which will make the decision on any proposed changes to polling districts or polling places. The final scheme for polling arrangements will be adopted by the Chief Executive, in accordance with the Council’s constitution.

Following the publication of the final arrangements the following are, by law, entitled to appeal direct to the Electoral Commission within a period of six weeks.

These are:

  • Groups of no less than 30 electors in a constituency who have not previously made representations.
  • An elector who has previously made representations during the review.
  • A person who is not an elector in the area but who the Electoral Commission decides has expertise in access to premises or facilities for disabled people.

All representations to the Electoral Commission must be in writing. They must be based on the grounds that the Council has not properly conducted the review because it has either failed to meet the reasonable requirements of electors, and/or taken insufficient account of accessibility for disabled people to the polling places within a polling district.