Give us your views

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We're carrying out a review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations in Cheltenham. The reason for this review is to make sure all those voting in the Cheltenham Borough Council area have suitable facilities for voting and to ensure that polling stations are accessible to all voters including those with special needs.

The review will open Friday, 19 July and close Friday, 30 August

What is a polling district?

A polling district is the area created by dividing a constituency, ward or division into smaller parts. Each district will have a polling place which is convenient to voters.

What is a polling place?

A building or area in which polling stations will be selected by the Returning Officer.

What is a polling station?

A room or building where the poll takes place, chosen by the Returning Officer for the election. Polling stations are publicised on the Notice of Poll or the Notice of Situation of polling stations - both of which are published on our website - and also appear on your poll card after the Notice of Election.

What is not being reviewed

The Cheltenham or Tewkesbury parliamentary constituency, Gloucestershire County Council electoral division and Cheltenham Borough Council ward, Parish or Parish ward boundaries.

The Acting Returning Officers for both the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury parliamentary constituencies (for the areas within the borough of Cheltenham) have made formal comments as part of this review both into the existing polling stations used and the polling stations that would probably be used based on any newly recommended polling places. We are looking for feedback on any aspect of the allocated polling area or polling stations used and invite comments from interested persons. Local political parties and councillors will be consulted and views are invited from residents as well as anyone who may have particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability, as well as local community groups.

Any elector in the Cheltenham Borough Council area can give their comments, which may include proposals for specified alternative polling places. All comments made throughout the consultation will be published along with the conclusion of the review.

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How to respond

To submit your feedback please use our online form.

Alternatively you can email us at elections@cheltenham.gov.uk or print and post our feedback form to:

Elections & Registration Office, Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham. GL50 9SA

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