NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the People 1983 East Hampshire District Council (the Council) is to carry out a review of its polling districts and polling places.
Relevant information and mapping regarding the current arrangements and proposals for changes can be found on the Council’s website at https://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections/polling-places-review-2023 or can be inspected at East Hampshire District Council’s Offices, Penns Place, Petersfield on Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm.
The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary constituencies of East Hampshire will comment on the proposals.
Those representations will be published on the Council’s website and will be available for inspection at the East Hampshire District Council’s Offices, Penns Place, Petersfield on Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm or on our website https://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections/polling-places-review-2023 in accordance with the timetable set below.
Electors within any Council area or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the East Hampshire District Council authority may make a representation. We invite comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites.
The Council would welcome the views of elected members and parish councils.
The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or organisation with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals, AROs representations or any other related matters.
Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.
Comments and representations may be submitted as follows: –
By post: Electoral Services Manager, Polling Review Responses, East Hampshire District Council, Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EX.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All representations must be made by no later than 5pm on 24th November 2023.
Monday 16th October 2023 – Formal Notice of Review
Monday 16th October 2023 – Start of public consultation period
Monday 16th October 2023 – Publication of (Acting) Returning Officers comments
Friday 24th November 2023 – End of public consultation period
Thursday 11th January 2024 – Final proposals taken to Full Council
Thursday 18th January 2024 – Publish results of review
Thursday 1st February 2024 – Republish register – if changes
The outcome of the review will be published by the Council January 2024 and will be available for inspection on the Council’s website at https://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections/polling-places-review-2023
Anybody making representations should be aware that, upon completion of the review, all correspondence and representations received must, by law, also be published.
Dated: Monday 16th October 2023
Chief Executive East Hampshire District Council