Polling district review

We have undertaken a periodic review of Polling Districts and Polling Places, under section 18A of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended).

The review considers the suitability of existing polling stations and possible alternative polling stations to be used for all types of elections, referendums and polls.  

Key dates

The consultation period, which ran from 12 August - 30 September 2019, inviting comments and views has now closed. The full report on the Review will be published following the full council meeting on 17 December 2019.

View documents


Returning Officer Submission and recommendations - shows a table with existing polling districts, polling stations and proposals.  It also asks for comments on alternative polling stations for some areas.

Guildford constituency comments to polling district review 2019 - letter received from Guildford Borough Council

Maps of polling districts - download maps of the separate polling districts in Waverley

Terms of reference

Notice of Review

Hard copies

You can also view the documents:

Background information

We are required to divide the borough into polling districts. In general, they are the same as parishes. However, we divide the districts into smaller groups in towns to ensure that:

  • there aren't too many electors in any district
  • polling stations are convenient for voters.

Each polling district should have an appointed polling station within it. However, if the district has no suitable venue for voting, then the polling station may be outside that district.

We are reviewing the suitability of the polling stations we use and will consider alternative options.

Key dates for review

Action Dates
Publish notice, terms of reference and recommendations from the Returning Officer 12 August 2019
Consultation period 12 August - 30 September 2019
Report on review to Full Council meeting 17 December 2019
Publish register of electors for 2019/20 1 December 2019
Publish 2019 register of electors (if needed) 1 February 2020

More information

Find out more about the Representation of the People Act 1983 on legislation.gov.uk

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 07/10/2019 16:27

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