Polling District and Polling Place Review 2021

Closed 25 Aug 2021

Opened 30 Jun 2021

Overview

The Council are seeking your views on the proposed new Polling Districts and the locations of the Polling Places/Stations within the new Polling Districts.

In 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) carried out a statutory review of Hounslow Council’s warding arrangements.  The final recommendations were published by the LGBCE in October 2019.  

The London Borough of Hounslow (Electoral Changes) Order 2020, to implement the recommendations made by the LGBCE, was made in October 2020 and will come into force at the local elections in May 2022.

From 2022, the borough will be divided into 22 wards, an increase of 2 from the current 20 wards.  Please click here to view the map of the new wards.

As all the ward boundaries in London Borough of Hounslow will change in 2022, the council must conduct a full polling district and polling place review.

We have created a set of proposals for new polling districts and polling places for each of the wards.  We have taken into account when creating these proposals, all of the polling districts and polling places are accessible and user friendly.

Please note that any comments regarding the new ward boundaries will not be taken into consideration, as the LGBCE review of our warding arrangements have now been concluded and the new ward arrangements will come into force in 2022.

A polling district is?
A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area.  Every local government ward is divided into one or more polling districts.

A polling place is?
A polling place is a geographical area in which a polling station is located.  There is no legal definition of what a polling place is, the geographical area could be defined as tightly as a particular building or as widely as the entire polling district.  

A polling station is?
A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places which are fixed by the Local Authority, polling stations are chosen by the relevant Returning Officer for the election.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on our proposals because we want to ensure that all of the polling districts, polling places and polling stations in the borough serve the needs of all voters.

The Council welcomes the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability on its proposals and the Returning Officer’s representation or any other matter relating to the electoral process.

If you are not happy with the suggested boundaries of the Polling District or location of a Polling Station, if possible, please give alternative boundary and locations that may be considered. If recommending a new site for a Polling Place/Station it must be reachable wherever you are within a Polling District and the facility recommended must be accessible for all. There are also many other factors that are taken into consideration and not just those we are asking you to consider. 

 

What happens next

Thank you for your interest this consultation is now closed.

We will publish the results of this consulation in due course and advise the way forward. 

Areas

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