A review of our polling districts, polling places and stations started on 02 October 2023.
The review includes a 6 week consultation with the public, interested parties and councillors and will close on 17 November 2023.
Some work has already been carried out by the elections team on the current set up of our polling districts and polling places. Specifically regarding current electorate sizes and potential increases in the coming years, the location of polling stations and the suitability of polling places, based on elector and polling station staff feedback.
The current electorate for each polling district can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
The current list of polling stations can be viewed by clicking the link below:
The Acting Returning Officer for Folkestone & Hythe District Council has issued a statement and proposals for the review, you can view this by clicking the link below:
The Acting Returning Officer for Ashford Borough Council has also issued a comment against the statement and proposals for the North Downs East and North Downs West district wards that will form part of the Ashford County Constituency at the new General Election; it reads:
"The Acting Returning Officer for Ashford Borough Council is satisfied with the proposed arrangements as set out in the report"
The aim of the review is to ensure electors have 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, and consider the needs of people with disabilities.
To submit your comments about the current set up of polling district, places and stations, or about the Acting Returning Officer Statement, please use the link below.
Submissions will also be accepted via email and letter to the Elections Team, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 2QY.
The closing date for representations and comments is Friday, 17 November 2023.
Find out more about compulsory polling reviews here.