Review of polling stations published

RECOMMENDATIONS received as part of the review of polling places, stations and districts within the Parliamentary Constituencies of Scarborough have now been published for comments.

Scarborough Council has undertaken a borough wide review of the 75 premises used for voting, in accordance with the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006. This review is part of a process to ensure that electors have reasonable, accessible and practical facilities for voting at elections.

Local residents have been asked for comments on the stations currently used and suggestions for other venues. The summary of suggested changes to these premises can be found on the council’s website at www.scarborough.gov.uk/pollingstationreview alternatively hard copies can be viewed in local libraries or at the council’s Customer First offices in St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, Skinner Street, Whitby and John Street, Filey.

Anyone wishing to make comments on the recommended alterations will need to email electors@scarborough.gov.uk or write to the electoral registration officer at Scarborough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG before Thursday October 6.

After the consultation period has ended the proposed changes will go before cabinet on October 18 and Full Council on November 7 before being implemented.