Polling District and Polling Place Review 2023
Wiltshire Council will be carrying out a review of the polling districts and polling places in Wiltshire, as we are required to do by law.
Notice of Review
Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council is conducting a review of its current polling districts and polling places.
The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 introduced a change to the timing of compulsory reviews of UK Parliamentary polling districts and polling places. The next compulsory review must now be started and completed between 1 October 2023 and 31 January 2025 (inclusive).
The purpose of the review is to ensure that all polling districts and polling places are, as far as possible, suitable and accessible to all voters.
The 2023 Polling District and Polling Place review will be based on current parliamentary constituency boundaries. They will also have regard for the new parliamentary constituencies that come into force for the next parliamentary election that must be held before January 2025.
|2 October 2023||Formal notice of the review|
|2 October 2023||Publish (Acting) Returning Officer's comments|
|2 October 2023||Commencement of public consultation period|
|31 October 2023||End of public consultation period|
|Mid November 2023||Final proposals considered by Electoral Review Committee|
Polling Arrangements and mapping
Use our interactive map to see the current and proposed changes in your area or for the whole of Wiltshire. You can search by postcode or by Unitary Division. More detail and information is displayed as you zoom into the map. By using the swipe function from left to right you can see the existing and proposed changes at the same time.
Current arrangements are displayed on the map in blue and any proposed changes displayed in red. Due to the geographical size of Wiltshire, it is not possible or cost effective to produce paper maps.
Commenting on the review
The public consultation for this review has now closed.
The Council is responsible for dividing its area into polling districts for the purpose of UK Parliamentary elections. The arrangements made for the UK Parliamentary elections are also used at all other elections and referendums. A polling district must not breach parish or parish ward electoral boundaries. When designating polling districts, we seek to ensure that all the electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as far as practicable.
A polling place is the building, area or polling district in which polling stations will be selected by the (Acting) Returning Officer.
The polling station is the physical place in which polling takes place. The (Acting) Returning Officer decides on the location of the polling stations.