Wrexham Council has launched a consultation to gain feedback on the suitability of the area’s polling stations.
The Council says “Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Council has a duty to
divide its area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each district. It also has to keep these arrangements under review.
“The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced a duty on all local authorities in Great Britain to review their polling districts and polling places.”
Therefore a review is being conducted, and part of that is a consultation to find out what the people of Wrexham think.
Local budget cuts are possibly due to impact the polling station, which is mentioned with the comment: “The Review seek to address issues which have arisen, either due to the closure of community centres and chapel rooms, or issues arising during recent elections and will also be informed by feedback from polling station staff and inspectors.”
You are asked to fill out a questionnaire that asks questions such as how suitable the location of your polling station is and how suitable the building itself is.
The questionnaire PDF, that implies that it can be filled in online and submitted via email, can be found on this link here.
Comments need to be submitted by 26 September 2014, and ‘all submissions and related correspondence will be published on completion of the review’ – we assume online.
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