A consultation has been launched about proposed changes to polling districts in Charnwood.

All 92 polling districts, places and stations have been reviewed following changes to the borough’s ward boundaries which will come into effect in the local elections in May 2023.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Charnwood Borough Council. It can be viewed on the Commission's website.

Next year the current 28 ward boundaries in Charnwood will reduce to 24. The number of borough councillors will remain at 52 but it means most ward boundaries will change, except for two wards, Anstey, and Quorn and Mountsorrel.

A polling district is a geographical area within a ward or constituency (there can be more than in each ward/constituency). Polling places are locations were polling stations are locate and a polling station is the actual room people vote in (there can be more than one polling station in a polling place).

They have all been reviewed by officers at Charnwood Borough Council and various changes are being proposed. They include the creation of some new polling districts, places and stations and the removal of others.

Overall, the number of polling districts, places and stations will broadly be the same.

Polling districts are reviewed for various reasons including to ensure all electors have reasonable facilities for voting, they are accessible for people with disabilities and so ideally there should be no more than 2,500 electors voting in person at the polling station, in line with the recommendations of the Electoral Commission.

Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review 2022

People can find out more by reading the Council’s Returning Officer’s comments and proposals for the Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review 2022 document below:

The deadline to submit representations and the end of the consultation period is Monday October 3, 2022.

Information about polling districts and the location of polling stations and places for elections in Charnwood can be found on the polling stations, districts and places webpage.

Last updated: Wed 29th June, 2022 @ 16:56