Every local authority is required to carry out a review of polling districts and polling places every five years to ensure it provides reasonable facilities for voting and that polling places are accessible to all electors, including voters with a disability, so far as is practicable.
Stirling Council has carried out a preliminary review of the current polling districts and polling places ahead of the statutory review to give a longer period for consultation with stakeholders. The purpose of the review was to establish the suitability of the current arrangements and identify potential alternatives where required.
Following the preliminary review, the following submission has been prepared by the Returning Officer, setting out proposed arrangements for all polling districts and polling places in the Stirling Council area going forward and also seeking to respond to any issues raised during the preliminary review period.
Any proposed changes to current arrangements are highlighted within the Returning Officer’s Submission document:-
- RETURNING OFFICER’S SUBMISSION DOCUMENT
- APPENDIX 1 TO THE RETURNING OFFICER’S SUBMISSION
- APPENDIX 2 TO THE RETURNING OFFICER’S SUBMISSION
All comments and feedback received during the preliminary review period are set out within the following document:-
The Formal Review consultation period took place from Friday 19 October 2018 to Friday 18 January 2019. All representations received during the formal review process and other correspondence relating to the review will be published on the Council’s website in due course.
Following the consultation period a report will be prepared and submitted to a full meeting of Stirling Council later in 2019, seeking approval of arrangements for polling districts and polling places going forward.
A polling district is the area created by the division of a Ward into smaller parts, so that electors can be allocated to a polling place where they can vote. The polling place is the building within which voting is carried out. Depending on the number of electors, there may be several rooms used for voting, each one is called a polling station.
Details of the current polling districts and polling places can be accessed below: