People who live in Manchester are being asked for their views on where they vote.
They are being asked for their views on polling places, the buildings where people go to vote during elections in their area, and polling districts – the smaller areas which each of the city’s 32 council wards are divided up into for electoral purposes.
This is taking place ahead of the next scheduled elections - both Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Mayoral elections in May 2020.
The consultation is open now and runs until 4 October 2019.
To take part in the consultation please visit www.manchester.gov.uk/consultations
As part of the consultation, the (Acting) Returning Officer for Manchester will share her views – they will be published on the website to read and comment on, week beginning Monday 29 July.
Printed copies of the consultation will also be available from local libraries and the Customer Service Centre in Manchester Town Hall Extension. Ward maps and printed copies of the (Acting) Returning Officer's views are available from Central Library, North City Library, Gorton Library, Chorlton Library and the Forum Library in Wythenshawe. Large print copies can be requested. Anyone who wants more information or help before responding to the consultation can call (0161) 234 1212.
Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and (Acting) Returning Officer for Manchester's parliamentary constituencies, said: “It’s important that it is as easy as possible for people to vote. That’s why we want to hear from people about their experiences of voting locations – whether it’s what works well or what could work better.”