Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2014

Does your polling station get your vote?

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Cornwall Council is required by law to review all polling stations within its electoral area before the 2015 parliamentary election to ensure that electors have access to reasonable facilities for voting. These include making sure the buildings are accessible for disabled electors.

There are around 450 buildings which are currently used as polling stations in Cornwall. Most are village and church halls, schools and community centres – but in previous elections the Council has also used caravans and portacabins, a garage and even a 19th century Cornish castle.

The Council has now completed its statutory review following a widespread consultation exercise.

The consultation responses were used to inform reports that were considered by the Council’s Constitution and Governance Committee which met on 8 July 2014 and 24 September 2014. View the agenda and minutes for the Constitution and Governance Committee meetings.

The Committee produced a series of final recommendations which were approved by Council on 25 November 2014.

View the agenda and minutes for Council on 25 November 2014.

New Polling Districts and Polling Places Orders have now been made for each of the six constituencies in Cornwall.

Please visit our Polling Districts and Polling Places Orders page to view the orders and copies of the responses we received during our public consultation.