This consultation has now closed.
Ceredigion County Council as an authority is required to review their polling districts and polling places for UK parliamentary constituencies at least once every five years and the last review was undertaken in 2019/2020. In addition to compulsory reviews, local authorities may also conduct additional reviews at other points, depending on local circumstances. Additional local reviews do not affect the timetable for compulsory reviews.
Where a local authority makes any alterations to the polling districts within its area, the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) must amend the register of electors accordingly – either on a notice of alteration or by publishing a revised register. However, Ceredigion County Council will not be undertaking a polling district review on this occasion due to the Community Council Boundary Review that is currently being undertaken.
The (Acting) Returning Officer ((A)RO) must comment during any review of UK Parliamentary polling districts and polling places on both existing polling stations and the polling stations that would likely be used if any new proposal for polling places were accepted.
The election rules require the (A)RO to decide how many polling stations are required for each polling place and they must allocate electors to the polling stations in such manner as they think most convenient.
While legislation provides no role for the Electoral Commission in the review process, it does provide for a role after the conclusion of the review.
Once Ceredigion County Council has published the results of its review, specified interested parties may make representations to the Commission to reconsider any polling districts and polling places.
For further information and proposals click on the below links.
- Notice of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review
- Consultation document and (Acting) Returning Officer’s Proposals
- Detailed evaluation of each Polling Place and Station
- Maps of local areas in Ceredigion – electoral wards and polling stations
If you require information in an alternative version of a specific place and polling station, please contact us.
To make any comments in writing, please complete the consultation form and return by 10 November 2023 either by:
Completing our on-line form for submission of comments for proposals - Public Consultation on Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places & Polling Stations in the Ceredigion Council Area 2023
You can also ask for a paper copy from your local Library or by calling 01545 572032 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please return paper copies to your local library or post to Electoral Services Consultation, Ceredigion County Council, Canolfan Rheidol, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3UE.
If you need to contact us please phone 01545 573032 or email us on email@example.com.