Polling District and Polling Places Review 2019

Welcome to the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places for the Borough of Stevenage.  Here you will find the current proposals for Polling Districts and Polling Places in the Borough.

The Council has a duty under the Representation of the People Act to conduct a review of all the Polling Districts and Polling Places in its area. A review ensures that polling stations are within a polling district to serve the voters who are allocated to it.

The last review of polling district and polling places took place in 2014 and under electoral legislation the council must complete a review of all polling districts and polling places by 31 January 2020. See the link below to view the 2014 review

The consultation for the review commenced on Monday 8 July 2019 and ended Monday 2 September 2019. All representations were considered and a full report is to be submitted to Council for approval on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Details of the initial proposals are available below. By selecting a Ward you will be presented with a map and details of the respective Ward.

A full list of the proposed streets within the separate polling districts is available on request. 

Comments and representations may be submitted by post to:

Electoral Services
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
SG1 1HN

Or by email to: electoral@stevenage.gov.uk

The Acting Returning Officer has made representations on the draft proposals.

Definition of Terms

Parliamentary Constituency

The area designated by the Boundary Commission which is represented by a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons. This cannot be changed by the review

Wards

The Borough is divided into electoral areas known as Wards which are represented by Borough Councillors.  Ward boundaries cannot be changed by this review - it is the division of wards into polling districts and polling places that is under review.

Polling Districts

A polling district is the area created by the separation of a ward into smaller parts, within which a polling place can be determined that is most suitable for the electors.

Polling Places

A polling place is the building or area in which the polling stations will be selected by the Returning Officer.

Polling Station

A polling station is the room or area in which the voting takes place.  This must be located within the polling place that has been designated for the particular polling district.  In some case there is more than one polling station within a polling place, dependent upon how many people vote there.

Selecting Polling stations

The principal factor for selecting polling stations is the suitability within a district for the majority of the electorate and the decision for this is made by the Returning Officer.