Polling Arrangements Review, 2019

The council is consulting the public to seek their comments on the suitability of the polling station they used the last time they voted in person at an election. This review may change where you vote at future elections.

Are you happy with your polling station? Can you suggest something better?


The register of electors for Dorset Council is divided into approximately 400 local areas (polling districts) and by law every polling district must be assigned a polling place where electors can go to vote.

Around 320 buildings are used as polling stations by Dorset Council with most being village and church halls, schools and community centres.

This review aims to ensure that voting arrangements for future elections suit the needs of electors in each area, so that electors have access to reasonable facilities for voting.

The council is required by law to review all polling districts, polling places and polling stations in the Dorset Council area by 31 January 2020.

Please note that no changes can be made to existing ward or parish boundaries during this review and that any recommendations need to be in alignment with existing parliamentary constituency, ward and parish boundaries

This survey closed on Aug 27, 2019. Thank you for your views. Once results are available they will be published here.


Name: Electoral Services
Email: elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Phone: (01305) 838299

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