Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2019
We’re carrying out a review to decide the polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections.
Why we need to do this
Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, we have a duty to:
- divide the parliamentary constituencies in the Bristol City Council area into geographical areas called polling districts
- assign polling places and polling stations to each polling district
The Returning Officer must comment during any review of UK Parliamentary polling districts and polling places on both existing polling stations and the polling stations that would likely be used if any new proposal for polling places were accepted. You can read the Acting Returning Officer's response here.
A polling station is the venue where people from a polling district go to vote. A polling place is the geographical area in which a polling station is located.