Reviews of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

The Commission’s process for considering an appeal

To reach a decision on an appeal, the Commission will consider all of the points that have been raised by the appellant that fall within the grounds of making an appeal.1

The Commission will write to the authority / CEONI to ask for the information that relates to the review that is the subject of the appeal and for their response to the appeal. 

The Commission will also ask the Returning Officer for the relevant UK Parliamentary constituency to provide their observations on the appeal.

The Commission will seek other information and consult with others as necessary on a case by case basis. For example, the Commission may:

  • send a member of its staff to visit the polling district and polling place to consider the issues raised in the appeal on the ground
  • if disability access issues have been raised in the appeal, instruct a specialist in disabled access to visit the polling place and / or provide advice
  • invite input from relevant stakeholder groups
Last updated: 12 July 2023