Got any views on where election day polling stations should be? Now's your chance to be heard.
By Teddington People | Thursday, October 03, 2013, 11:41
Richmond Council this week asked for views on where its 53 election day polling stations should be placed within the borough.
The Council is inviting comments from residents regarding their current polling stations, as well as suggestions for alternative venues that could be hired. Local authorities are required to provide a polling station for each of their polling districts and review these arrangements at least every four years.
The consultation started on 1 October 2013 and closes 8 November 2013. All responses will be published and any changes will be in place by the next election.
Gillian Norton , Returning Officer for Richmond Council, said:“The main purpose of this is to ensure that all those eligible to vote in Richmond upon Thames have reasonable and accessible facilities for voting.
“As part of this review, any resident living within the Twickenham or Richmond Park constituencies may make suggestions on the location and suitability of their local polling station, and where appropriate, include alternative venue suggestions.”
Richmond Council can only use buildings that are available for hire. Details of existing polling districts and polling places are available at the Electoral Services Office or at Richmond Reference Library, Old Town Hall , Whittaker Avenue .
You can complete an on-line survey at www.richmond.gov.uk/polling_station_review or you can request a printed feedback form by emailing:email@example.com or calling Electoral Services on 020 8891 7775.
To confirm your current allocated Polling Station, visit our website www.richmond.gov.uk/my_richmond.
The deadline is 8 November 2013.