Your views needed on polling station review

PUBLISHED: 14:10 31 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:10 31 July 2015




People are being asked if they think changes should be made to the number of polling stations in Exmouth - and if they are the right places.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) wants to know what the public thinks ahead of a decision in December.

In Exmouth, there are 11 polling stations; Brixington Community Church, Palmers House, Littlemead Methodist Churchroom, Withycombe Rugby Club, the Littleham Community Hall, Clayton House Community Centre, the Holy Ghost, St John the Evangelist, Holy Trinity and All Saints Church Halls and the Liverton Copse Community Centre.

EDDC is launching a review into the district’s polling districts and polling places and is seeking feedback from the public.

It particularly wants views from voters, parishes, political parties and councillors, and people and organisations with expertise in access for people with disabilities.

EDDC’s chief executive Mark Williams said: “Over the years, the locations where voting takes place in East Devon have remained the same, except for occasions where a building is no longer available.

“Following the recent election, we now need to review the existing situation.

“If anyone thinks we should be looking at alternative locations to the polling stations that were used in May this year or have comments on the stations that were used, please could they let us have their views as soon as possible.”

The council meeting where the recommendations will be considered will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, and will be open to the public.

● Views and comments should be made in writing, setting out any alternative suggestions, by no later than Friday, September 25, 2015, to the Electoral Services Manager, East Devon District Council, Council Offices, Knowle, Sidmouth EX10 8HL

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