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Timetable and notice of polling arrangements review

Notice of review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

  1. Notice is hereby given that Dorset Council (‘the Council’) is conducting a review of the polling districts, polling places and polling stations that fall within the District of Dorset
  2. The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary Constituencies of North Dorset, South Dorset and West Dorset, will make comment on the proposals and those representations will be published on the Council’s website and notice boards in accordance with the timetable set out below
  3. The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary Constituencies of Christchurch and Mid Dorset and North Poole will be consulted for the areas which come under the Council in accordance with the timetable set out below
  4. Electors within the District of Dorset, or the Parliamentary Constituencies of Christchurch (Dorset Council part), Mid Dorset and North Poole (Dorset Council part), North Dorset, South Dorset and West Dorset, may make a representation
  5. The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals, and ARO’s representation, or any other related matters
  6. Persons or bodies making representations, should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places
  7. Comments and representations may be submitted as follows:
    • by post to Electoral Services, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ; or
    • by email to elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
  8. Documents relating to the review can be inspected on the Council’s website at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/elections
  9. Timetable for the review
Timetable for polling arrangements review
 Date Detail
12 July 2019 Publication of notice and commencement of review and start of first public consultation period

27 August 2019

End of first public consultation period
13 September 2019 Publication of the (Acting) Returning Officer’s comments and proposals and start of second public consultation period
28 October 2019 Second public consultation period ends
21 November 2019 Final proposals considered at meeting of Dorset Council

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