Chance to comment on Review of Highland Polling Districts and Places
Issued on behalf of The Returning Officer
The Highland Council is undertaking its statutory duty to review polling districts and polling places.
The process starts on Monday 2 October 2023. It will seek to ensure that all the electors in the relevant constituency (or for local government purposes, the electoral ward) have such reasonable facilities for voting as far as practicable.
The Council’s review also aims, as far as is reasonable and practicable, that polling places they are responsible for, are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.
The Highland Council is now asking for views and comments from interested people and groups on these proposed arrangements.
The Returning Officer, The Highland Council’s CEX Derek Brown, said: “It is important that our polling places are in appropriate locations and can cater for everyone, especially those with particular needs.
“We want to hear any concerns people may have and particularly want the views of those with an interest in accessibility.”
“This is an opportunity for you to have your say on the location and suitability of your polling place and ask people to have a look at the proposals and take part in this consultation to ensure we have the most appropriate polling places in place for next elections.”
The consultation starts today, Monday 2 October 2023 and runs until Tuesday 14 November 2023.
Representations should be made in writing online via (https://forms.office.com/e/kcwJE1rvKk), or by email or by post to the address below. Please get in contact
Address: The Elections Office - The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX
All representations will be open to public inspection and will also be published on the Council’s website.
Summary details will be collated for inclusion in a report to The Highland Council on 14 December 2023 with any changes agreed being incorporated in a forthcoming publication of the Register of Electors, ahead of a forthcoming UK Parliamentary election.