Last Modified October 02, 2018
Following Hertsmere’s Electoral Review and the subsequent changes to warding arrangements a review of local government polling districts and places must be conducted by the (Acting) Returning Officer. This is to ensure polling stations are located correctly within the new ward areas. This review must be conducted and concluded by 31 January 2019 in time for the all-out borough, parish and town elections in May 2019.
In addition, the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires the council to complete a review of all Parliamentary polling districts and polling places every four years. The next review must be completed between October 2018 and January 2020.
There is no difference between these two reviews for Hertsmere as both the Borough and Parliamentary boundaries are coterminous.
- A ‘polling district’ is a geographical area created by the subdivision of a Parliamentary constituency
- ‘polling place’ is the building or area in which polling stations will be provided by the Returning Officer.
- A ‘polling station’ is therefore the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place.
2018 Review Timetable
|Commencement report to the council REPORT HERE
||11 July 2018 - postponed 18 July 2018
|Start of review
|| 1 October 2018
|Publication of Formal Notice of Review
|| 1 October 2018
|Publication of current arrangements and proposals for new arrangements - consultation begins
|| 2 October 2018
|| 30 November 2018
| Full register published under current arrangements (End of Canvass)
|| 1 December 2018
|Publish public notice of intention to republish the Electoral Register
|| 18 January 2019
|Final draft of new arrangements presented to the council
|| 23 January 2019
|Publish the conclusions of the Review
|| 24 January 2019
|Full Electoral Register published under new arrangements
|| 1 February 2019
FORMAL NOTICE OF REVIEW
We would like to invite all interested parties as per the Notice of Review to make representations and comments on both the existing and proposed polling districts and polling places.The consultation begins on Tuesday 2 October until Friday 30 November.
Any person or body that makes a comment is also invited to suggest alternative polling districts/places so that they may be given the appropriate consideration.
All comments and representations must be done in writing by email to email@example.com, by letter to the Elections Department or by completing the Online Polling District Survey Form.
If you have any questions or need an explanation relating to any part of this review please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0208 207 7481
Existing Polling Districts and Polling Places
Map of existing Polling Districts
Existing Polling District Scheme
2019 Proposed scheme
Map of proposed polling districts and polling places
Polling district scheme as proposed by The (Acting) Returning Officer
Below is a breakdown of the key changes by area and individual maps for each Polling District:
Bushey North Ward
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AB_Bushey Hall 2019
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Bushey St James Ward
- Electors in polling district BB previously voted at Bushey Manor School. They will now vote at new polling station St James Church hall.
Bushey Park Ward
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Bushey Heath Ward
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Radlett and Aldenham
Aldenham East Ward
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- Polling district EE has been transferred from Bushey North ward to Aldenham West ward. Electors in this ward will continue to vote at The Three Compasses Public House
- Electors in district EF will also use The Three Compasses as they have transferred from Bushey Heath ward to Aldenham East ward
Aldenham West Ward
- Polling District HA is currently part of the Brookmeadow North polling district. It is proposed that this polling district is split to create a new polling district 'Organ Hall'. Electors within this district will vote at new polling station Organ Hall Community Centre.
- Polling District HB will be Brookmeadow North and will continue to vote at Meryfield Primary School
- Slight changes within polling district HD will see electors in Eldon Avenue and Fairway Avenue now voting in the Brookmeadow Ward at Aberford Park Community Centre. Currently they vote at Cowey Hill school in the Cowley Hill ward.
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Cowley Hill Ward
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JD_Shenley Road East
- 96 Shenley Road has been identified as a suitable polling place for KB ward. Electors in this ward previously voted at The International Christian Fellowship Hall in the Kenilworth ward. Due to new ward boundaries these electors will now vote in the Hillside ward at this new polling place.
- New polling station Summerswood Primary School as previous polling station St Pauls Lutheran church is no longer available for our use.
- Changes with in LB ward will see electors from Manor Way, Featherstone Gardens and part of Kenilworth Road now voting at The International Christian Fellowship Hall. Currently these electors vote at Holy Cross Church Hall.
- Electors in polling district MA to vote at new polling place Shenley Chapel as Church of The Good Shepherd is no longer available for use as a polling station
Under the existing arrangements Potters Bar has three wards and three members to each ward. Under the new electoral arrangements there will now be four wards each with two members.
Potters Bar Furzefield Ward
- Electors in ward NC previously voted in the Parkfield Ward at Potters Bar United reform church. Under the new ward arrangementsthis area falls within the Potters Bar Furzefield ward and the polling station for these electors will be Elm Court.
Potters Bar Parkfield Ward
Potters Bar Oakmere Ward
Bentley Heath and The Royds Ward
- New ward - will be served by Polling Stations: St Johns Methodist Church, Pope Paul Catholic School and Potters Bar Baptist Church.
- The majority of electors will be voting at the same station as per the current arrangements.
- Due to changes in the ward boundary some electors from Dugdale Hill Lane will be voting at St Johns Methodist Church in The Bentley Heath and The Royds ward. Under the current arrangements they vote at King Charles The Martyr Church in the Furzefield ward.