Polling districts and polling places review

Following the Local Government Boundary Commission’s review of the council’s wards, the number of wards in Liverpool City Council will increase from 30 to 64 at the next council elections, scheduled to be held on 4th May 2023.

View full details of the Boundary Commission’s ward boundary changes.

The Boundary Commission proposed that Liverpool City Council should be represented by 85 councillors in future and that those councillors should represent 3, three Councillor ward, 15 two Councillor wards and 46 one Councillor wards across the city.

As a result of the new ward arrangements, it was necessary for Liverpool City Council to undertake a full review of all polling districts and polling places for the new wards:

The proposals

Proposals for polling districts and polling places for each of the 64 new wards will be published by the (Acting) Returning Officer on 4th November. The proposals will be based on the following key considerations:

  • The suitability and availability of polling places for use as polling stations.
  • The accessibility of every polling place to electors who are disabled.
  • The designation of a polling place is within a reasonable reach of all electors. from across a polling district.
  • Physical barriers such as parks, railway lines and main roads.
  • To have due regard to the number of electors allocated to a polling station.

Consultation

The council is now reviewing all the polling districts and places used at elections to take account of these new ward boundaries. Proposals for new voting arrangements, and the Acting Returning Officer’s comments, will be available on this website from 4th November.

The council welcomes proposals and/or comments from any interested person within the authority or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the authority and may make a representation about any aspect of the polling districts or polling places to be used at future elections.

Proposals and comments are particularly sought from Disabled residents, and from individual people or interested groups and organisations who have experience in making facilities and premises accessible, particularly for Disabled people.

Anyone commenting on the suitability of existing or proposed polling places is asked to provide suggestions for alternative venues, where possible, to assist the review process.

Official Notice: Review of polling districts and polling places

Representation of the People Act

  1. Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the Peoples Act 1983 (as amended by section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013) Liverpool City Council is conducting a review of the suitability of polling districts and polling places.  The review will cover those polling districts and polling places within the boundaries of Liverpool City Council.
  2. The (Acting) Returning Officer for the five Parliamentary constituencies within Liverpool will comment and make proposals on the Polling Districts and Polling Places and those proposals will be published on the Council's website liverpool.gov.uk/elections on 4th November 2022.
  3. Any registered elector within the Liverpool City Council constituencies or from within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the authority may comment on the proposals.  All comments received will be available for public inspection.
  4. The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposed Polling Districts and Polling Places, and the Acting Returning Officers comments, or any other related matters.
  5. Representations, where possible, should include alternative places that may be used as polling places and should be made in writing to Electoral Services, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH, or alternatively by emailing elections@liverpool.gov.uk
  6. Details of existing polling districts and polling places can be found at liverpool.gov.uk/elections or by visiting the Electoral Services Office at the above address between 10am and 4pm on any working day.  
  7. The timetable for the Polling Districts and Polling Places review is set out below.

Timetable

  • 8th September 2022 Start of public consultation period.
  • 20thOctober 2022 Public consultation period closes.
  • 4th November 2022 Publication of (Acting) Returning Officer's comments and proposals. 
  • 23rd November 2022 Final proposals considered at Full Council.

Daniel Fenwick

Electoral Registration Officer

Date: 8th September 2022