Polling Station Review 2022

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.

Polling Station Review Questionnaire

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 elections@stoke.gov.uk


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


Additional information

Notice of Review

Proposed polling stations for review 2022


New Wards (links to maps below)

Abbey Hulton

Baddeley, Milton and Norton

Basford and Hartshill

Bentilee, Ubberley and Townsend

Birches Head and Northwood



Bradeley and Chell Heath

Bucknall and Eaton Park

Burslem Park


Dresden and Florence

Etruria and Hanley

Fenton East

Fenton West and Mount Pleasant

Ford Green and Smallthorne

Goldenhill and Sandyford

Great Chell and Packmoor

Hanford, Newstead and Trentham

Hanley Park, Joiner's Square and Shelton

Hartshill Park and Stoke


Lightwood North and Normacot

Little Chell and Stanfield

Longton and Meir Hay South

Meir Hay North, Park Hall and Weston Coyney

Meir North

Meir Park

Meir South

Moorcroft and Sneyd Green

Penkhull and Springfields

Sandford Hill

Trent Vale and Oakhill