By Ian Dipple Wednesday 09 October 2013 Updated: 10/10 11:42
A MAJOR review of the borough's polling stations is underway.
Redditch Borough Council says it will consider all options put forward as part of the review which will scrutinise the location of current polling stations as well as polling districts themselves.
Currently a mix of school halls, community buildings and portable cabins are used to allow people to cast their vote in council, national and European elections.
Residents can have their say on whether or not the current arrangements are suitable and suggest alternative locations for polling stations or for how districts are divided up by housing areas to make it easier for people to access. The boundaries of electoral wards themselves will not change as a result of the review, which the council is required to carry out every five years.
Returning officer Sue Hanley said: "While mini-reviews of polling stations and electoral arrangements take place every time there is an election, this full review provides the opportunity for an in-depth look at whether our arrangements are the best that can be provided for local electors, and make changes where we can.
"If residents do want to suggest changes to polling stations, we would ask that they suggest alternatives. People may well know of other suitable venues we’re not yet aware of."
Draft recommendations will be published in early November while details of all comments made will also be made available for inspection.
Comments and suggestions can be made until 5pm on October 25 by emailing
email@example.com or write to The Polling Districts and Polling Stations Review, c/o Electoral Services Manager, Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch B98 8AH.
The locations of current polling stations and districts are available to view at the Town Hall between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, during the review.
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