Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places & Polling Stations 2019

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983 and The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, the (Acting) Returning Officer is required to undertake a review of the UK Parliamentary Polling Districts and Polling Places within the Selby District by 31 January 2020.


The aim of the review is:

  • Seek to ensure that all electors in a constituency in the local authority area have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances.

  • Seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place for which it is responsible is accessible to electors who are disabled. 


  • Polling District - A Polling District is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a UK Parliamentary Constituency for the purposes of a UK Parliamentary Election.

  • Polling Place - A Polling Place is the building or area in which polling stations will be selected by the (Acting) Returning Officer.

  • Polling Station - A Polling Station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place.


The timetable for the review is outlined below:



Publication of notice to start the review

Friday 5 July 2019

Publication of (Acting) Returning Officer's representations

Friday 5 July 2019

Deadline for comments

5pm on Monday 19 August 2019

Final comments on (Acting) Returning Officers representations

5pm on Monday 19 August 2019

Report to Full Council to approve

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Revised Electoral Register published

Sunday 1 December 2019


As per the dates above, a consultation was held between Friday 5 July 2019 and Monday 19 August 2019 where everyone was given an opportunity to comment on the (Acting) Returning Officer's proposals. A list of consultation responses has been published below. A report will now be prepared for consideration by Full Council on Tuesday 17 September 2019. 

Documents for the Review

Notice of Review

Acting Returning Officer Proposals (this document is large therefore may take a while to download)

Consultation Responses