One of the most common questions during an election is ‘where do I vote?’
To reduce confusion, Hertsmere Borough Council has launched a poll station location finder on their website – www.hertsmere.gov.uk/elections2019
- that enables residents to find out where they vote simply by entering their address into the search bar.
In 2019, the council conducted a review of the borough's polling districts and polling places to ensure all voters have access to reasonable facilities, which has resulted in new polling stations being created. In addition, changes have been made to some of Hertsmere's ward boundaries after consultation with local residents by The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE).
Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager for Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “This year is particularly important for Hertsmere as we have whole council elections, which means all 39 borough council seats are up for election in May. It is essential residents know where and how to vote.
“With changes to a few polling stations, as a result of our polling stations review and the recent ward boundary consultation, we want to make it as simple as possible for resident’s to get involved and vote. The new poll station finder on our website is quick and easy to use, so even if you’ve misplaced your poll card, you know where to go to vote in May.”
Hertsmere currently uses around 50 different locations across the borough, including village and church halls, schools and community centres.
Are you registered to vote? It only takes five minutes - you could do it while running a bath or waiting for a bus! To register visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
. You will be asked to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number in addition to the usual details of your name, address, previous address and nationality.
The deadline to register to vote for the May elections is 12 April. If you cannot register online call our Customer Service Team on 020 8207 2277 to request a register pack.
To find your polling station visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/elections2019
and enter your address or postcode.
Posted on Monday 11th March 2019