The council is carrying out its five-yearly review to ensure all electors have reasonable facilities for voting

Herefordshire Council is inviting the public to comment on the polling arrangements it uses for elections.

The review includes polling district boundaries and polling stations, but does not affect ward or constituency boundaries. The location and accessibility of polling station buildings will be reviewed to ensure that all electors have reasonable facilities for voting. Residents will also have the opportunity to suggest other buildings that may be used for polling.

Herefordshire Council is keen to hear from any interested individual, group or organisation about alterations to current electoral arrangements, particularly from those with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability. Any elector within Herefordshire or within the North Herefordshire or Hereford and South Herefordshire parliamentary constituencies may take part in the consultation.

The consultation opens today (15 July) and runs until 23 September 2019. Final recommendations will be presented to Full Council in October 2019, based upon consultation feedback and the (Acting) Returning Officer’s comments.

Printed copies of the polling review proposals can be viewed at Hereford Town Hall, and Hereford, Leominster, Ross, Ledbury, Kington and Bromyard library. It takes just minutes to view the proposals and complete the polling review online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/pollingreview

Published: Monday, 15th July 2019