Electors encouraged to have their say on polling places

Polling station sign on brick wall

Published: Friday, 09th August 2019

We have launched a review of the polling districts and polling places used for local and parliamentary elections.

The review, required by legislation to be completed by 31 January 2020, will run until 7 October, allowing any amendments to the polling districts to be incorporated into the Register of Electors to be published on 1 December 2019.

The aim of the review is to ensure that all electors in the Scottish Borders have reasonable facilities for voting and that these are accessible to those with disabilities, as far as is reasonable and practicable.

Have your say

Online

A short online public survey is available through our consultation tool

In writing

Comments can also be made in writing to the Democratic Services Team Leader, Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA by Monday 7 October 2019.

Inspection of representations

Details of all representations received will be made available for inspection.

Previous review

The last review took place in early 2014, with only some minor amendments having been made since to take account of local circumstances.