What do you think about West Lancashire's polling places?
- West Lancashire Borough Council is undertaking a review of all polling districts and polling places
- Electoral review will change ward map of the Borough
- Comments sought from the public on its proposals
Following completion of the Electoral Review in March 2022 by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, the number of wards and polling places in the Borough has been reduced, leading to changes in ward boundaries. A polling review is now underway to ensure that polling districts and polling stations match these new boundaries and are convenient for voters.
Residents, other interested persons and organisations are invited to give feedback on any aspect of the proposed polling districts and places for elections from 2023 onwards, and also suggest alternatives which may be appropriate. Local political parties, MPs and Councillors will also be consulted.
The public consultation runs until Monday 19 September 2022 and the submissions to the consultation will form part of the final proposals for the future provision of polling districts and places. The area covered by the review is the Borough of West Lancashire, namely the West Lancashire parliamentary constituency and those parts of the South Ribble parliamentary constituency that are within the Borough Council’s area.
Access arrangements for polling stations will form part of the review to ensure they are suitable and as accessible as possible for voters within West Lancashire. Voters are encouraged to share their views and the Council would welcome comments from any person or body with expertise in access for people with disabilities and those who experience accessibility issues.
Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey, Returning Officer for West Lancashire, said: “We want to hear from anyone who uses or is affected by where our polling station locations and polling district boundaries are.
"We want to make voting as accessible as possible, so if anyone feels we could site polling stations differently we would love to hear from you. We encourage residents who have any comments or feedback to contact us and let us know their views."
Information on the proposals can be viewed at the Council Offices, 52 Derby Street Ormskirk or by visiting www.westlancs.gov.uk/elections. An interactive map of the proposals can also be viewed at https://letstalkwestlancashire.uk.engagementhq.com/polling-review-2022.
How to give your views:
Visit the Council's website Polling Review 2022 - West Lancashire Borough Council (westlancs.gov.uk) and complete the survey
Write to: Tom Lynan, Electoral & Administration Services Manager, West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF