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Have your say on North West Leicestershire polling stations

Voters are being given the opportunity to share their opinions on the locations and suitability of the district’s polling stations.

North West Leicestershire District Council is reviewing all of the venues where people cast their all-important votes to check that they are meeting the needs of the whole electorate.

 The council is determined to make voting as easy and convenient as possible, and engaging with voters is crucial to ensuring this.

 As part of this review the public can make comments on:

  • Any aspect of polling districts and / or polling stations currently used or proposed to be used
  • Any representations made by the (Acting) Returning Officer
  • Polling station premises.

The public are also asked to offer up suitable suggestions and alternatives they believe could remedy any issues they are facing.

Bev Smith, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “This review is to make sure that we have suitable polling district boundaries, which take into account the increases in population in certain areas following new development. It is also to make sure that wherever possible, we are offering polling stations that are in suitable premises in the best location with good access and transport links.

“The availability of buildings is the key determining factor in the makeup of polling districts but we will take into consideration all feedback and suggestions of possible alternatives.”

To contribute to this review contact Electoral Services on 01530 454512 or email electreg@nwleicestershire.gov.uk by Tuesday 2 January.

Further public consultation on any proposals for change will take place from Monday 26 March to Friday 25 May 2018.

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