Hyndburn Borough Council is launching a review of polling stations across the borough to make sure they meet the needs of residents.
The review, which begins on 12 August, will also look at the polling districts – how the borough is split into voting areas (or districts) and polling places.
The borough’s returning officer, Jane Ellis, said: “We want to hear the views of all residents who are eligible to vote, that are aged 18 years and over, particularly those who are disabled or organisations that work with people with any type of disability.
“We want everyone who can vote to be able to use their democratic right and it’s important that polling stations and districts best serve their purpose. We want to know which stations have good accessibility and those that don’t, and why. It would also be helpful to hear suggestions about other places that may be used as polling stations.”
Further details will are available at https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/download-package/polling-district-review/.
Residents can make their views as follows:
By post – Electoral services, Hyndburn Borough Council, Scaitcliffe House, Ormerod Street, Accrington, BB5 0PF
By email – pollingstationReview@hyndburnbc.gov.uk
Comments must be submitted by 11 October.
The borough’s returning officer will make her comments and proposals public on 19 August via the website.
Residents’ views will be taken into consideration and the final proposals will be debated and a decision made by a meeting of the full council on 14 November.
In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 the council must undertake a review of the polling districts and polling places in its area before December 2019.