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 started on 8 March 2019 and will conclude no later than 9 August 2019. There were two phases of public consultation, the details of which are outlined in the panels below.

 

Latest update

The responses to the second phase of consultation are currently being considered and a final report will be 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.


Phase One consultation

The first phase of the review sought to gather as much information as possible about the existing polling stations and their suitability. 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 was analysed and the Returning Officer put forward proposals for change which were the subject of a further consultation (see Phase Two consultation section below). 


Phase One consultation documents

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Phase Two consultation

The second stage of the consultation put forward proposals for change, with people invited to comment on these proposals during a consultation which ran from 14 May to 18 June 2019.

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

  • Moving the polling station for Monksmoor residents from Daventry Court Hotel to Monksmoor Park CE Primary School
  • Moving the polling station in Woodford Halse from Woodford Halse Social Club to Woodford Halse Memorial Hall – this move was trialled for the European  Parliamentary Election
  • Moving the polling station in Harlestone from the smaller room to the larger room in the Harlestone Village Institute. 

 

Phase Two consultation documents

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