Boundary and polling district reviews

Polling district and polling place reviews

The Register of Electors is divided into sections called polling districts.

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For elections, we have to provide a polling station within or as close as possible to the polling district to allow local electors to vote.

We have a statutory duty to keep our polling districts and polling stations under review.

If you are aware of premises in your area which are not used as a polling station at elections, but which may be suitable for use, please contact Electoral Services by telephoning 0300 123 1115 or e-mail voter-registration@cornwall.gov.uk .

We act as a consultee in boundary reviews that affect Cornwall.

Reviews of Parliamentary Constituencies are conducted by The Boundary Commission for England.

The Commission began a review of parliamentary constituencies and published their initial proposals for new constituencies in September 2016. The Commission then consulted on the initial proposals.

On 17 October 2017, the Commission published revised proposals for new constituencies and started their final consultation period. Anyone wishing to comment on the revised proposals must submit their comments to the Boundary Commission for England by 11 December 2017.

Final recommendations for new constituencies are due to be presented to Parliament in September 2018.

We act as a consultee in boundary reviews that affect Cornwall.

Reviews of local government boundaries are conducted by The Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

The Commission is conducting a review of Cornwall Council and the outcomes of the review will be implemented at the 2021 council elections.

On 13 May 2017, the Commission released a statement proposing that Cornwall Council should have 87 councillors in future. The statement also confirmed that the Commission is asking for local views on the proposal until 7 August 2017.

For more information on the current review, please go to our dedicated page on the electoral review of Cornwall Council.