Consultations relating to Electoral Services

Polling Districts and Polling Places Review

Under the 'Representation of People Act', we have a duty to:

  • divide the District into polling districts
  • designate polling places for each district
  • keep the above arrangements under review

In compliance with the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, every Council in England and Wales was required to undertake and complete a review of all the polling districts and polling places in its area by 31 December 2007, which accordingly was undertaken in Fenland, and agreed by a full meeting of the Council in December 2007.

Subsequent reviews have taken place in 2014, 2016 and 2018.  The last review in 2018 was the compulsory review, which was agreed by Full Council on 13 December 2018, and was undertaken at this time due to District and Town and Parish Council Elections which took place on 2 May 2019 and the results of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England Review and Community Governance Review into some warding arrangements for Whittlesey.

2020 Review

A further review is being undertaken at this time in preparation for the elections in May 2021 and to demonstrate what measures are being taken to ensure the district's busiest polling stations are Covid secure and electors can cast their vote safely.

Consultation on this review has now closed and the proposals will be considered by Full Council at its meeting on Monday 14 December 2020.  The report can be accessed here Agenda for Council on Monday, 14th December, 2020, 4.00 pm - Fenland District Council

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