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​Have your say on review of polling districts and stations

Press release   •   Jul 22, 2019 10:56 BST

Bury Council is carrying out a review of all polling districts and polling stations in the borough.

The review aims to identify the most suitable venues and any problems people may have encountered at current polling stations.

Bury has 17 wards and each ward is divided into polling districts, which generally cover 2,000 to 3,000 voters. Polling stations in each district could be in schools, church halls, outside a pub, or in any suitable public building. Polling stations are then set up on Election Day in these places.

Poll cards are delivered to all households before an election which show the location of each polling station.

Geoff Little, Bury Council’s chief executive and Returning Officer, said: “Bury Council now uses polling places that are as accessible as possible and we provide ramps for wheelchair users wherever needed. We are also trying to restrict the use of schools wherever possible to avoid disruption for pupils and parents.”

The closing date for comments is 27 September 2019. Details of the current arrangements, and how you can comment on them for the review, are on the council’s website at https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14868

For more information, call Electoral Services on 0161 253 5113/5114 or email electionservices@bury.gov.uk

ENDS

Press release issued: 22 July 2019.