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Polling Station Review 2022

Last Modified February 01, 2022
 
We're conducting a review of a number of its polling stations and is seeking resident’s views.

The review will help the council decide which polling districts and polling places – the building where people cast their vote – will be used in future elections to ensure those eligible to vote in the constituency have reasonable facilities for voting and, as far as possible, meet accessibility requirements.

We currently use around 50 different locations across the borough as polling stations, including village and church halls, schools and community centres.

The review focusses on eight polling places within Hertsmere that had a polling station change during the May 2021 elections. Changes to the polling stations were as a result of COVID-19 regulations at the time.

Sam Langford, Hertsmere Borough Council's Electoral Services Manager, said: "We would like as many local voters within the wards listed to take part in this review. To ensure our polling stations are open and accessible to all, we want to hear residents view on how they found the new polling station during the last election.

"Obviously there is no such thing as a purpose-built polling station and we have to adapt and make use of a large number of different venues, which are made available to us. However, we want to do all we can to ensure accessibility issues have been fully considered, as well as location and safety.

“Please take the time to complete the survey. Your views are important to us.”

The nine week consultation runs between 31 January and 1 April and focusses on particular polling places in Bushey North, Bushey St James, Bushey Park, Borehamwood Brookmeadow, Borehamwood Cowley Hill, and Shenley wards.

To find out more about the review or to submit your views by completing the online survey, please visit our Polling Station Review 2022 page. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the council for a paper copy. Paper copies of the documentation supporting this consultation will also be available for inspection.

The council at its meeting in November 2022 will consider final recommendations with the full register published in December 2022. 

There are no elections scheduled to take place in Hertsmere during 2022. Any changes will be in place for Hertsmere Borough Council's whole council elections in 2023.

For more information, please contact Electoral Services on 020 8207 7481 or email PSR@hertsmere.gov.uk

Posted on Tuesday 1st February 2022
 

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