In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 all local authorities must review their polling districts and polling places at least once every four years to ensure that electors have access to reasonable facilities for voting. The next review in Middlesbrough commenced with public consultation from 1st October 2018.
There are 66 buildings which are proposed as polling stations in Middlesbrough. These include church halls, schools, community centres, libraries and temporary Stations (e.g. portacabins)
The council has published a document that details the proposed polling districts, polling places and polling stations.
The consultation invites you to comment on:
- The council's proposed new polling districts
- The location of your polling station
- Alternative venues for polling stations in your area
Your responses will help us provide better facilities for voting for all electors in Middlesbrough.
The council is seeking views from electors, local political parties, ward councillors and the parish councils. Individuals and groups who have particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for people with disabilities are also encouraged to offer their views.
You can comment in a number of ways:
- Return the paper copy of the comments sheet or
- Write to Electoral Services at: Electoral Services, PO Box 503, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FX
All submissions should include the name and address of individuals or organisations that are commenting as well as contact information.
Please note all responses received will be published on the Council website, however personal details will be removed.
All comments must be received by Monday 29 October 2018.
- Once the Consultation period has closed, all comments and suggestions will be considered whilst determining a final recommendations report which will be sent to the Council’s Corporate Affairs and Audit committee for final approval.
- Once approved the new polling districts and stations will be posted on the council internet site and will be used in the May 2019 Mayoral and Local Elections.
- Any by-elections held before 2 May 2019 will be based on the current polling district and station information.
Proposals by Ward
Please note there is no proposed change to the polling arrangements in those wards marked with an asterisk (*)