Polling District & Polling Place Review

Background

Each local authority is required to carry out reviews of the Polling Districts and Polling Places in its area.

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 changed the timing of these reviews and the next review must be held between 1st October 2018 and 31st January 2020  with subsequent reviews held within a 16-month period, starting on 1st October every fifth year after the 1st October 2018.

A Council’s area is divided into polling districts; one or more polling districts can make up a ward.

A polling place is an area or building within a polling district in which a polling station is situated.

The suitability of polling stations is assessed along with their accessibility, facilities for voters and, in particular, for those with a disability.

Amongst those being consulted are the Acting Returning Officer, Parish Councillors, Ward Councillors, County Councillors, Local political associations, Local Members of Parliament, Members of the South East Region of the European Parliament, The Police & Crime Commissioner for Kent, Disability Groups, but everyone can comment on their area or make suggestions if they wish.

The final proposals if approved will be available to view on the Council’s website, at The Link and at the Town Hall, Maidstone.

Please note part of the Parliamentary Constituencies that fall within the local authority administrative area of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Swale Borough Council are not detailed on the tables published on this Council’s website.  Please visit the Tunbridge Wells website or visit the Swale Borough Council website.

Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Read the full notice of review of polling districts and polling places.

The following documents show the polling place reviews for Faversham and Midkent and Maidstone and The Weald:

Timescales from 01 October 2018 to 31 January 2020 (inclusive)

The information in the tables below sets out the timescales of events throughout the Consultation review period. If you are unable to read this information please contact electoralservices@maidstone.gov.uk.

Steps Dates From: Dates To:
Preliminary Review 04/12/2018 22/03/2019
Publication of Notice 25/03/2019 TBC
Consultation period for draft proposals 25/03/2019 16/05/2019

June 2019 will be a free month when no consultation events will run.

Steps Dates From: Dates To:
Review of consultation and draft proposals 01/07/2019 16/08/2019
Publication of Notice 19/08/2019 TBC
Consultation period for final proposals 19/08/2019 11/10/2019
Complete Report 14/10/2019 TBC
Date for Decision 06/11/2019 TBC
Notice Stating Alterations 15/11/2019 TBC
Date of Revised Publication
(Transitional Canvass Publication of Register of Electors 29/11/2019) 
29/11/2019 TBC

Please note that all dates are provisional

Barming and Teston Ward Map

The following map outlines the ward boundary for Barming and Teston and displays the current and proposed polling station locations.

Barming and Teston Ward Map

Headcorn Ward Map

The following map outlines the ward boundary for Headcorn and displays the current and proposed polling station locations.

Headcorn Ward Image

Heath Ward Map

The following map outlines the ward boundary for Heath and displays the current and proposed polling station locations.

Heath Ward Image

Parkwood Ward Map

The following map outlines the ward boundary for Parkwood displays the current and proposed polling station locations.

Parkwood Ward Image

South Ward Map

The following map outlines the ward boundary for South and displays the current and proposed polling station locations.

South Ward Map

Shepway North Ward Map

The following map outlines the ward boundary for Shepway North and displays the current and proposed polling station locations.

Shepway North Ward Image

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