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How’s your polling station?

People in Bromsgrove District are being invited to feed back any issues with the places they go to vote during elections.

Comments are invited on issues such as the convenience of current polling arrangements, any accessibility issues including for people with disabilities, and ideas for alternative locations for polling stations.

It’s a consultation being held as part of a statutory review that Bromsgrove District Council must do every five years to establish how suitable its polling districts and polling places are. All representations received will be published and inform the work of the council.

Sue Hanley, Acting Returning Officer for Bromsgrove District, said: “This review takes a more in-depth look at whether our present polling district and polling station arrangements are the best we can provide for local electors, and considers potential changes. It’s over and above the routine mini-reviews we hold every year and I would encourage residents and all interested parties to send in their comments.

“For example, it’s a good way to make suggestions for alternative locations for polling stations, as it could highlight potential venues that we don’t know about.”

The consultation launches on Monday October 2 and runs for six weeks until 5pm on Monday November 13.

During that time details of existing electoral arrangements will be available for inspection at the council’s Parkside offices on Market Street, Bromsgrove, between 10am and 4pm, and at Current polling stations were also shown on the poll cards issued to electors for the May elections.

Comments must be made in writing, to or by post to ‘Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations Review’, c/o Electoral Services Manager, Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8AH. For telephone support, contact the council’s Electoral Services team on 01527 881421.

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