A public consultation is being held to hear views and comments about poll station locations.

Three Rivers District Council’s interim chief executive and returning officer, David Hill, is encouraging electors, community groups and organisations to submit their views on the current polling arrangements.

A consultation is being held until October 31 to collect public opinion about the buildings where people go to vote during an election.

Mr Hill said: To assist us in ensuring that all our polling districts and polling stations are accessible, I want to encourage all our residents to make their views heard during this consultation period.

“Your feedback will enable us to ensure that our polling arrangements are as convenient as possible for any future elections or referendums.”

The review takes place as part of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, where the Council is required to review polling districts, polling places and polling stations every five years to ensure voting arrangements are fit for purpose.

Some of the guidelines for a suitable polling station includes accessibility to all electors – including disabled electors – and no more than 2,500 electors per polling station.

A report about the proposed changes will be published by Mr Hill, then a second period of public consultation on the proposals will be considered.

The final recommendations will be made by the Council on December 10. To find out more about the representations made can visit the Council’s website.

Representations should be submitted in writing to:

Electoral Services, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1RL or by email to enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk by Thursday 31 October 2019.