Reviews of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

What happens upon the conclusion of a successful appeal?

Directing alterations

The Commission may direct the authority / CEONI to make any alterations to the polling places designated by the review which the Commission thinks necessary in the circumstances.1   

If the authority fails to make those alterations before the end of two months starting on the day the direction is given, the legislation provides that the Commission may make the alterations themselves.2

The Commission has no power to direct changes to be made to the designated polling districts. The Commission also has no power to direct the authority / CEONI to carry out another review. However, if the Commission considers it appropriate it will recommend that the authority makes a change to its polling districts or recommend that the authority / CEONI carry out another review.

Last updated: 12 July 2023