Stockton Council is calling on people to give their views on the Borough’s polling districts and polling places.
The Council is carrying out a review of its Polling Districts and Polling Places as required of all local authorities by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.
Stockton Council is now seeking the views of members of the public on the polling districts and places currently used. The suitability of polling stations will be assessed as well as their accessibility and facilities for voters.
Comments are welcome from people including electors and individuals or organisations with expertise in access for people with disabilities. People are also invited to suggest alternative places that may be used as polling stations.
Councillor David Harrington, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Finance, said: “Not only is it your democratic right to vote in elections but it is also a chance to make your voice heard. That is why we want to ensure polling places have the best facilities for all voters. If you think you have a good suggestion, please take this opportunity to put your idea forward and have your say.”
Comments may be submitted by post to David Bond, Returning Officer, Stockton Council, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1LD. Alternatively they can be emailed to [email protected]
The deadline for representations is Friday 12 September 2014. For more information and to view the Returning Officer’s comments on the current arrangements, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/pollingdistrictconsultation