Polling District Review 2023


The Council is required to divide its area into “polling districts”. In general, the polling district will be the same area as the parish it is situated within, but in Andover and Romsey (which has Borough wards) and some other areas further sub-division is required, to ensure that the number of electors in each polling district is not excessive, and that polling stations are as convenient as possible for voters.

Within each polling district, a “polling place” must be designated. The polling station serving the polling district must be situated within this polling place. Polling places must be within the polling district, although they can be outside the relevant polling district if no suitable alternative premises are available.

As part of the review, the suitability of polling stations used at elections is assessed, and the review allows possible alternative polling stations to be considered and assessed.