Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2018
Every local authority is required to carry out a review of polling districts and polling places every five years to ensure it provides reasonable facilities for voting and that polling places are accessible to all electors, including voters with a disability, so far as is practicable.
The next compulsory review of polling districts and polling places in the Stirling County Constituency is scheduled to commence in October 2018. Stirling Council has carried out a preliminary review of the current polling districts and polling places ahead of the statutory review to give a longer period for consultation with stakeholders. The purpose of the review was to establish the suitability of the current arrangements and identify potential alternatives where required.
A polling district is the area created by the division of a Ward into smaller parts, so that electors can be allocated to a polling place where they can vote. The polling place is the building within which voting is carried out. Depending on the number of electors, there may be several rooms used for voting, each one is called a polling station.
The Preliminary Review stage has now ended, all comments and feedback received will now be considered and will feed into the proposals put forward as part of the formal review, which will commence in October 2018. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the proposals as part of the formal review process.
Details of the current polling districts and polling places can be accessed via the links below:
All representations received and other correspondence, relating to the review will be published on the Council’s website in due course.