Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2014.

Malvern Hills District Council is currently undertaking a review of all polling districts and polling places, and welcomes your comments and views on our existing arrangements and the proposals of the Acting Returning Officer.

The review is a statutory requirement according to Section 18 of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

It will be undertaken at least every four years and does not affect ward boundaries.

The review is carried out to make sure that all electors have reasonable facilities for voting.

Any elector within the district, or within the parliamentary constituency, may make representation concerning the existing or proposed arrangements.

Any person or body making representation should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

Polling district - this is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area. It is the building block of the wards, electoral areas and constituencies and many are defined by parish boundaries. Each parish in England must be in a separate polling district.

Polling place - this is the geographical area or actual building within which a polling station is located.

Polling station - this is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place.

Details of the existing polling districts and polling places in each ward can be found below, along with the returning officer comments, proposals and any additional information.

Existing polling districts and polling places and the proposals of the Acting Returning Officer

Ward maps for:

  • Chase Ward
  • Dyson Perrins Ward
  • Malvern Link Ward
  • Malvern Priory Ward
  • Pickersleigh Ward
  • West Malvern Ward

It must be ensured that:

  • electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances; and
  • as far as is reasonable and practicable, polling places are accessible to all electors, including those who are disabled, and when designating a polling place, regard is given to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

Any comments or suggestions for change should be sent in writing to:

Electoral Services (Room F20)
The Council House
Avenue Road
WR14 3AF

Or by email to:

If you have any queries about this review then please use the contact details above or telephone 01684 862212.

Any representations should include proposals for alternative polling places if this is relevant to your representation.

Please be aware that pursuant to The Review of Polling Districts and and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, any representation and / or other correspondence will be published as part of the review.

Notice of Review

The consultation is open until FRIDAY 4 APRIL 2014.