Polling District and Place Review

The Council has a duty under the Representation of the People Act 1983 to conduct a review of all the Polling Districts and Polling Places in its area from time to time. The last full review took place in 2014. 

Notices of Review

What are we reviewing?

We’re carrying out a review to decide the polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections. The council has a duty under the Representation of the People Act 1983 to divide its area into polling districts and to designate polling places for each district.

The review requires the council to:

  • Seek to ensure that all the electors in the constituency 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 we are responsible for are accessible to all electors, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

Please note this review does not cover the changing of ward or constituency boundaries, these boundaries are determined by the Boundary Commission for Scotland.

Current Polling Places and Polling Districts

If you require the maps or information in another format please contact the Election Office using the details noted below.

Review Process

The review will take place in stages as shown below;

  1. Public Consultation - First round on current Polling Places and Districts
    • Commences 30 September / Ends 11 November 2019
  2. Consultation comments published / Returning Officer comments published
    • After 11 November 2019
  3. Proposals for amended Polling Place and Districts drafted as required
  4. Public Consultation -  2nd round on amended Polling Places and Districts
  5. Consultation comments published / Returning Officer comments published
  6. Amended Polling Places and Districts reported to Council for approval
  7. Amended Polling Places and Districts adopted and changes reflected in electoral register

Explanation of terms

  • A polling place is the building where people from a polling district go to vote, there may be one or more polling stations (room) within the polling place.
  • A polling district is the geographical area (sub-division of a ward) in which a polling place is located.

Responding to the Consultation

Please submit representations or comments in writing by either letter or email to the Election Office. The first round of consultation ends on Monday 11 November 2019. 

Election Office

Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX

Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
Email: election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk 
 

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