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2023 Polling District and Polling Places Review

The public consultation period ended on Monday 6 November. We are now analysing the feedback we received.

Notice of polling district and polling places review

We are reviewing the polling districts and polling places for elections in Cornwall. The public consultation period began on Monday 2 October and ended on Monday 6 November.

The aim of the review is to ensure that all polling stations are suitable and accessible to all voters.

Notice of review - published 2 October 2023

By law, we must review our polling districts and polling places at least once every five years. The current compulsory review must be conducted between 1 October 2023 and 31 January 2025.

Commenting on the review

Between 2 October and 6 November 2023 we invited comments on our arrangements via our Let's Talk Cornwall page.

We were particularly interested to know if there are more suitable premises we could use or if there are any specific issues about to access to our polling stations.

We are now analysing the feedback we received to inform the next stage of the review.

Polling districts

The Council must divide its area into polling districts for all elections. Each parish, unless there are special circumstances, must be a separate polling district. We must try to seek to ensure that all the electors have reasonable facilities for voting.

Polling places and polling stations

A polling place is the building, area or polling district. in which polling stations will be selected.

The polling station is the place where voting takes place. Polling places and polling stations are set by the Acting Returning Officer.

Acting Returning Officer's Reports

To view the Acting Returning Officer's recommendations, please use the links below:


Please use our interactive mapping to view the current polling districts and polling places.


Date Stage
1 October 2023 Publish (Acting) Returning Officer’s reports
2 October 2023 Public consultation period begins
6 November 2023 Public consultation period ends
30 January 2024 Final recommendations considered by the Constitution and Governance Committee
1 February 2024 Register of Electors republished to reflect any changes



The next general election must take place before Tuesday 28 January 2025. It could happen at any point before then.

Parliamentary constituencies are set to change after the independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) completed its review of parliamentary constituency boundaries

Statutory orders for the new constituency boundaries will be made by 1 November 2023. After that date, the new boundaries will apply for the next general election.

If a parliamentary by election happens before then, it would be run on current (old) boundaries.

Privacy notice

The Council is required to undertake a review of polling districts and places by the Representation of the People Act 1983 Section 18 and the data you provide in this form will be used to inform this review.

The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Where we ask you to supply personal data on this form, we will only make access to this data available to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. Please note that other information you provide, such as responses to open questions, may be published in full.

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