Polling places review

Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review

Daventry District Council is carrying out a review of polling districts, places and stations in the District. The purpose of the review is to try to ensure that electors have reasonable facilities for voting and that they are accessible for everyone with a disability, if practicable. 

The Council is required by law to carry out this review, which starts on 8 March 2019 and will conclude no later than 9 August 2019. You can view the timetable at the bottom of this page to find out more. 

View the notice of the review here


Phase One consultation

The initial phase of the review seeks to gather as much information as possible about existing polling stations and their suitability. Data will also be collected about proposed housing developments and population changes.

To help us with this, we would like to hear your views on the suitability of your current polling station. 

If you wish to respond, please consider the following points:

  • Is there a need to create further polling stations because electors are disadvantaged by the current provisions?
  • Are the existing polling stations easy to locate?
  • Is the building suitable for use as a polling station?
  • Is the parking and access acceptable?
  • Are there more suitable premises that could be used?


You can view a map of your Polling District and Polling Station by searching the directory below. Documents associated with this review may also be seen at the Council Offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

 

Responses can also be made in writing to: Polling Places Review, Elections team, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP 

The deadline to submit comments is 4.30pm on Friday 12 April 2019.


Review timetable

There are two parts to the review. The initial phase is to gather as much information as possible about the existing polling stations and their suitability.  Data will also be collected about proposed housing developments and population changes.  

This information will then be analysed and the Returning Officer will put forward his proposals for changes, which will be subject to a further consultation between 14 May and 18 June 2019.

The responses to this consultation will then be considered and a final report prepared for consideration by councillors at the meeting of Full Council scheduled for 25 July 2019. 

On completion of the review the Council will publish:

  • All correspondence sent to the Returning Officer in connection with the review
  • All correspondence sent to any person whom the Council thinks has particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability 
  • All representations made by any person in connection with the review 
  • The minutes of meetings held by the Council to consider any changes to polling places as a result of the review 
  • Details of the designation of polling districts and polling places within the local authority area as a result of the review.
  • Details of the places where the results of the review have been published.