The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires local authorities to complete a review of all parliamentary polling districts and polling places every four years.
- A polling district is the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency or ward.
- A polling place is the building or area in which a polling station is located.
- A polling station is the actual room or area where voting takes place.
A benefit of these reviews are to ensure that they are accessible for everyone and there are reasonable facilities for voting.
The 2020 Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) electoral review was carried out to ensure that:
- The wards in Stoke-on-Trent are in the best possible places to help the council carry out its responsibilities effectively.
- The number of electors represented by each councillor is approximately the same across the city.
Following the publication of the final recommendations of the new electoral arrangements for Stoke-on-Trent City Council in November 2021, the electoral changes order was made 14 June 2021 and will come into force on 15 October 2022.
The aim of the review is to ensure that:
- electors in each ward have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;
- as far as reasonable and practicable, the polling places are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.
Have your say
Stoke-on-Trent City Council welcomes all representations from any person or body who may wish to comment or make proposals on any aspect of the matters under review.
You can have your say by answering our Polling Station Review 2022 questionnaire below.
If you have any difficulty completing this, please contact Electoral Services on 01782 237169.
Comments and representations may also be submitted as follows:
By Post: Elections Office, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH
All submissions and representations must be made by Friday 19 August 2022. If you have any questions or require any further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Timetable for the Review:
|Publication of notice and commencement of review||Monday 18 July 2022|
|Public consultation period closes||Friday 19 August 2022|
|Polling Place schedule to be approved at Full Council||Thursday 20 October 2022|
|Register of Elector published||Thursday 1 December 2022|
New Wards (links to maps below)