The Council and democracy News - October issue

Polling district and polling place review – have your say

Manchester residents are being asked for their views on where they vote.

A consultation is taking place asking local people for their views and comments about polling places (the buildings people go to vote during an election) and the boundaries of polling districts (the smaller areas each city ward is divided up into).

To take part in the consultation visit

The move comes in advance of local elections taking place next year in May - which will see all 96 councillor positions on Manchester City Council contested.

In some areas of the city changes will need to be made to both polling places and polling districts to fit new ward boundaries.

The ward boundary changes will be implemented following a review that was undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, as a result of the city's growth in population and neighbourhoods.

As part of the consultation the (Acting) Returning Officer will share her views, which were published to read and comment upon the week beginning 16 October.

The consultation runs from Monday 9 October until Friday 8 December 2017.

Printed copies of the consultation will be available from local libraries and the Customer Service Centre in the Manchester Town Hall Extension.

Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and (Acting) Returning Officer, said: “I would encourage everyone to take the time to look at our consultation on polling places and districts 

“It’s important that it is as easy as possible for people to vote – so we would very much like to hear the views of local residents.” 

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