Polling District Review background information
The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a duty on all local authorities in Great Britain to review their polling districts. As part of the review the Returning Officer, the person responsible for running elections, is requested to review the polling stations situated within each of the polling districts. The election rules require the Returning Officer to decide how many polling stations are required for each polling district. The location, access, and layout of any polling station are key considerations.
Every relevant local authority in Great Britain is responsible for dividing its area into polling districts for elections and for reviewing them at least once every four years.
At North Herts the responsibility for defining polling districts is delegated to the councils area committees and they will meet as follows to consider the current arrangements and any proposed changes, the public are welcome to attend any of the following meetings:
- Hitchin Area Committee 11 January 2011, Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Benslow Lane, Hitchin
- Royston Area Committee 12 January 2011, Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston
- Letchworth Area Committee 19 January 2011, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City
- Southern Rural Area Committee 20 January 2011, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City
- Baldock Area Committee 21 February 2011, Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, Baldock