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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2018

Last Modified January 18, 2019

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
Consultation closes    30 November 2018
 Full register published under current arrangements (End of Canvass)  1 December 2018
Publish public notice of intention to republish the Electoral RegisterNOTICE  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





The consultation has now closed. Any feedback recieved will be given consideration and responed to after 23rd January 2019.

A report will be presented to full council on 23rd January 2019 to seek approval on the new polling arrangements.


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