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 Two consultation

The second stage of the consultation puts forward proposals for change, with people invited to comment on these proposals during a consultation which runs until 18 June 2019.

In most cases the recommendation is to keep the current polling arrangements, however a number of changes are being put forward, including:

•Moving the polling station for Monksmoor residents from Daventry Court Hotel to Monksmoor Park CE Primary School

•Moving Woodford Halse Social Club to Woodford Halse Memorial Hall – this move is being trialled for the European   Parliamentary Election later this month

•Moving Harlestone from the smaller room to the larger room in the Harlestone Village Institute. 

Have your say on the changes put forward below:

Review of Polling Stations- Harlestone

Review of Polling Stations- Woodford Halse

Review of Polling Stations - Daventry Court Hotel

Although there are no further changes planned to the other polling stations, you are still welcome to give your views on them here:

Review of Polling Stations (No Change)

Please find the summary documents for the proposals being made below. 

Review timetable

There are two parts to the review. 

The initial phase sought to gather as much information as possible about the existing polling stations and their suitability. You can view maps of the existing polling stations using the table below. People were asked for their views on this during a consultation period which ran from 8 March 2019 to 12 April 2019. Data was also collected about proposed housing developments and population changes. 

This information is being analysed and the Returning Officer will put forward his proposals for changes, which will be subject to a second phase of 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.