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Polling District and Polling Places Review

The Council is carrying out an interim review of polling districts and polling places in some areas in the borough

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is due to undertake a review of all polling districts and polling places from 1 October 2018 in accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administrative Act 2013.

However before this is commenced, it was felt that there should be a change of polling stations in certain areas before then in view of the change in electorate numbers and suitability of some stations. The remaining existing polling districts and polling stations will not be looked at or possibly altered until all are reviewed from October 2018.

The purpose of the review is to:

  • seek to ensure that all electors should continue to have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;

  • seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places designated are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled.

  • provide additional polling stations given the increase in electorate in certain areas, and to make it more practical and reasonable for electors to vote.

When designating a polling place, consideration must be given to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

The Returning Officer would welcome comments on the proposals (supported with accompanying maps) and representations from key stakeholders, interested groups and organisations or individuals on the appropriateness of the polling places and any other comments on the scheme in general.

  • pdf icon Haldens Ward [999KB] - polling district BFA change to polling station proposed
  • pdf icon Hatfield East Ward [1MB] - polling districts CCD and CCE change of polling station proposed
  • pdf icon Hatfield Villages Ward [752KB] - polling district CAD change of polling station proposed due to renovation of Ramada Hatfield Hotel
  • pdf icon Hollybush Ward [1MB] - polling districts BCA, BCB and BCC change of polling districts and change of polling station proposed
  • pdf icon Panshanger Ward [1MB] - polling district BGC change of polling station
  • pdf icon Peartree Ward [1MB] - BBA, BBB, BBC and BBD change of polling districts and trial change of polling station proposed
  • pdf icon Welham Green and Hatfield South Ward [1MB] - propose to split polling district DBB into two, and create an additional polling station for new polling district DBC
  • pdf icon Welwyn West Ward [1MB] - change of polling station for AAB and split polling district AAC into two.  AAC to vote at Welwyn Civic Centre, and new polling district AAE to vote at new polling station at Welwyn Sports and Social Club.

Representations

Representations closed on 2 February 2018.  One response to the review was received - details below. 

The Returning Officer will publicise the outcome of the consultation on 22 February 2018.

 

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