Your thoughts on our polling districts and polling places
What's going on?
Kingston Council is currently carrying out a statutory review of polling districts and polling places in the borough to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that all electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable. Consultation will take place between Friday 18 October 2019 and Friday 15 November 2019. Recommendations from the (Acting) Returning Officers for the two constituencies are available on the consultation page. View the polling district and polling place review consulation page.
We're looking at our polling districts and polling stations:
- used in the parliamentary elections
- held within the Kingston and Surbiton constituency and the Richmond Park constituency
The process starts with an official Notice of Review which sets out the timescales for the review process.
We are asking the following people to tell us what they think:
- those experienced in making it easier for people with a disability to access buildings or services
- registered voters within the Kingston and Surbiton or Richmond Park constituencies
- the (Acting) Returning Officers for the two constituencies
What is the difference between a polling district, a polling place and a polling station?
A polling district is a geographical area created by subdividing a constituency/ward A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations are located. A polling station is the actual area where the process of voting takes place, e.g. a room in a school
What is being reviewed?
This review is to see if the polling districts and polling places in Kingston suit the needs of voters and only covers the following:
- the polling district boundaries within each ward of each constituency
- the location of the polling place in each polling district
- the accessibility of each polling place
- buildings that might be considered for use as polling stations
Find your polling station
You can view the locations of polling places for each polling district on our interactive map or enter your postcode and select your address to find your polling district and station.
Polling districts and stations are permanently kept under review, however we have a statutory duty to carry out a review of polling districts and polling stations every four years.
The latest statutory review of polling districts and polling places was considered and approved at the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on Thursday 5 December 2013. These were subsequently adopted by the Council at its meeting on 17 December 2013.
You can download the report from the agenda and minutes page for Policy and Resources Committee - Thursday 5 December 2013.