Review to be launched on where to vote in Darlington

Darlington Borough Council is set to launch a review on where electors across the borough can cast their vote in future elections.

The review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations will be launched on Monday, October 1st, 2018, when electors and other interested people will be used to have their say on the polling stations currently being used for elections in Darlington.

As part of the review, residents will also be able to submit suggestions for alternative venues.

Local councils are required to carry out a review of their polling districts and polling places every four years.

Polling districts are the areas into which council wards are divided, and polling places are the locations of buildings in which polling stations are established.

When deciding which buildings to use as polling stations, the council strives to ensure that they are located as conveniently as possible within the polling district, and that they are accessible to everyone, particularly anyone who is disabled.

Anyone entitled to vote in Darlington is entitled to make representations on the polling districts, polling places and polling stations within the borough.

Comments are also invited from groups, organisations, councillors, and from any person or body with expertise in access for people with any type of disability.

Luke Swinhoe, Returning Officer at Darlington Borough Council, said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to vote in elections.

“To ensure this, we are carrying out a review of Darlington’s polling districts and polling places.”

He added: “We would like to encourage residents to let us know about any issues with current polling stations, and also provide suggestions for alternative venues.”

Further information about the review can be found on the Darlington Borough Council website.

Source: Darlington Borough Council

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