Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations
The Council has a duty to divide the local authority area into polling districts and designate a polling place for each polling district . It also designates a polling station for each polling place.
The arrangements are reviewed every five years; however this does not prevent changes being made at any time prior to the next review.
Have your say
View the proposals prior to making your comments. They do not have to be restricted to alternative proposals; support for the current arrangements is also welcome. We are particularly interested in accessibility or suggestions for alternative venues.
You can send your comments no later than 17 December 2023 either:
- by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- or post - Democratic Services Department, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN
Stage of Review
27 October 2023
Formal notice of review published.
17 DECEMBER 2023
END OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION PERIOD
17 January 2024
Final proposals considered by Full Council.
1 February 2024
Revised register of electors published.
What is a polling district?
Each community must be made up of at least one polling district. If the community is large, in order to provide easy access, it can potentially be divided into smaller polling districts.
What is a polling place?
A polling place is the geographical area in which polling stations are placed. A polling place within a polling district must be designated so that polling stations are within easy reach of all electors.
What is a polling station?
A polling station is the actual area the process of voting takes place, e.g. a room in a community centre or school.