Reviews of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

Making an appeal

An appeal should, as a minimum, include the following information:

  • The name of the polling district and / or polling place that is the subject of the appeal, and in Great Britain the name of the local authority that carried out the review
  • If possible, the date of the review, including the date of the notice of holding the review and the date of the decision
  • A statement as to which of the four above categories of eligible person applies to the appellant, together with the relevant evidence
  • Full details of the grounds of appeal, together with any evidence that is relied on
  • The appellant’s contact details so that the Commission can provide the appellant with its decision and also in case the Commission has any queries. In the case of an appeal brought by not less than 30 electors in the constituency, the appeal should indicate the person who is acting on behalf of the electors and to whom correspondence should be directed

How to submit an appeal 

An appeal can be submitted to the Commission by post addressed to: 

Legal Team
Electoral Commission
3 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8YZ

Appeals can also be emailed to appeals@electoralcommission.org.uk.

If possible, an appeal should be made in writing. If this presents any difficulties please call us on 0333 103 1928 to discuss. 

Upon receipt of an appeal, the Commission will assess whether the appeal is valid and acknowledge receipt. 

Last updated: 12 July 2023