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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2018

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.


2018 Review Timetable

Commencement report of the polling review presented to the Council 11 July 2018 - postponed 18 July 2018
Start of Polling District Review   1 October 2018
Publication of Formal Notice of Polling District Review   1 October 2018
Publication of current arrangements 2018 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 Register  18 January 2019
Report on the final draft of the new polling arrangements presented to Council  23 January 2019
Publish the conclusions of the Review and final list of polling districts and stations.  24 January 2019
Full Electoral Register published under new arrangements  1 February 2019


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

Elstree Ward

Potters Bar Furzefield Ward

Potters Bar Oakmere Ward

Potters Bar Parkfield Ward

Shenley Ward

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