Reviews of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

The polling place review appeals process

Following the conclusion of the local authority’s review, certain persons have a right to make representations to the Electoral Commission. If, on receipt of such representations, we find that a local authority’s review did not:

  • meet the reasonable requirements of the electors in the constituency, or a body of them, or
  • take sufficient account of the accessibility for disabled persons of a polling station/ polling stations within a designated polling place 

We may then direct the authority to make any alterations to the polling places that we think necessary and, if the alterations are not made within two months, we may make the alterations ourselves.

Last updated: 12 July 2023