Last Modified October 01, 2021
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. The review had to 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 us to complete a review of all parliamentary polling districts and polling places every four years. The review had to 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. This means that the location of polling stations is the same for all elections.
- A ‘polling district’ is a geographical area created by the subdivision of a Parliamentary constituency.
- A ‘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.
The consultation ran from 2 October to 30 November 2018. During this time we invited electors and people from disability groups, political parties to comment on the current polling district arrangements and the proposed arrangements.
Annex 1 - The final list of polling districts and stations
Annex 2 - Full list of consultees
Annex 3 - 16 consultation responses were received.
Annex 4 - The (Acting) Returning Officers response
The final recommendations were presented to Full Council on Wednesday 24 January 2018. The proposals were agreed by all Members. The new ward arrangements are in effect from the elections on 2 May 2019.
Maps of polling districts and polling stations
Map of polling district arrangements showing the 2019 Wards only.
Map of polling district arrangements showing the 2019 Wards and the polling stations.
A map for each individual polling district, detailing the polling station, can be found below in Ward order:
Aldenham East Ward
Aldenham West Ward
Bentley Heath & The Royds Ward
Borehamwood Brookmeadow Ward
Borehamwood Cowley Hill Ward
Borehamwood Hillside Ward
Borehamwood Kenilworth Ward
Bushey Heath Ward
Bushey North Ward
Bushey Park Ward
Bushey St James Ward
Potters Bar Furzefield Ward
Potters Bar Oakmere Ward
Potters Bar Parkfield Ward