Polling District Review Consultation

Closes 26 Aug 2022

Opened 18 Jul 2022

Overview

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) reviewed the electoral arrangements for Wolverhampton. Following two rounds of public consultation, they have now set the final ward arrangements for the city.  Wolverhampton still has 20 wards, and the number of councillors remains the same but many of the ward boundaries have changed. You can view the outcomes of the boundary review here: Wolverhampton | LGBCE Site

Each ward is divided into polling districts, and each district has a polling place such as a community centre or church. All voters are allocated to a polling district and a polling place. The area inside the polling place is known as the polling station.

The City of Wolverhampton Council must carry out a review of polling districts and polling places following the ward boundary review to ensure that all polling districts and polling places align to the new ward boundaries. This review will not consider ward boundaries or parliamentary constituencies.

The new wards will come into effect at the local elections in May 2023 at the whole council elections where all councillors are up for election on the new ward boundaries. The council will then return to a cycle of election by thirds.

An initial proposal for polling districts and polling stations has been prepared which aims to reduce the use of schools further and also reduce the number of temporary portacabin stations. 

The Council welcomes the views of all Wolverhampton residents, particularly disabled residents, on the authority’s scheme proposal. Persons or bodies making representations or comments should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling stations and alternative boundaries for the polling districts.

Please note that the "All Wards Polling District and Polling Station Proposal" contains the full detail of the ward and polling station changes. The individual ward proposals can be found in the subsequent "Ward Maps" section below.

If you would like to check which polling district your street comes under, you can find this information under the download section of this page.  

You can respond to the consultation via this online survey. Alternatively, comments can be sent in the form of a letter to Electoral Services, City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH or by email to: Electoral.Services@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

All responses to the consultation will be published. The final scheme will be reported to Full Council on 2 November 2022 and implemented when the revised register is published on Thursday 1 December 2022.

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