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Council launch polling district review

Solihull residents are being asked for their views as part of the borough-wide Council review of polling districts and polling stations.

Every local authority must review its polling districts and polling places every five years, with a public consultation forming part of that review. The current review does not affect ward or constituency boundaries, but is instead about the sub-division into polling districts and the location people cast their vote.

Solihull Council is keen to receive representations from any interested individual, group or organisation, particularly those with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on alterations to current polling station arrangements.

Representations should, wherever possible, include suggested alternative premises which may be used for polling purposes. Any elector within the authority or within the Solihull and Meriden Parliamentary Constituencies may make a representation.

Solihull residents can have their say by submitting their representation online via the Council’s website at https://www.solihull.gov.uk/About-the-Council/Voting/pollingreview, by emailing electoralservices@solihull.gov.uk or by post (Electoral Services, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, The Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB).

The initial consultation will run until 1 November

Following the consultation, the Council’s Acting Returning Officer will make recommendations of any changes to polling districts and polling places, taking account of any representations made. Any proposed changes will be consulted on in November. The results of the review will be published by the Council in January 2020.

For more information and to view documents relating to the review visit: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/About-the-Council/Voting/pollingreview

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