Broadland review of polling districts and places

Every council is required to undertake and complete a review of all polling districts and polling places within its administrative boundary at least once every five years. The last review in Broadland was completed in January 2020.

Polling districts

These are geographical areas created by dividing an electoral area into. All wards within Broadland are divided into polling districts, and a register of electors for each of these districts is produced. Most polling districts are defined by parish (village or town) boundaries but there are exceptions. Unless there are special circumstances, each parish must be in a separate polling district.

Polling places

These are designated areas for a polling district in which a polling station is located.

Polling station

These are the actual buildings where the process of voting takes place, eg a room in a community centre or school.

The aim of the review

the review ensures that:

  • electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • as far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places they are responsible for are accessible to all electors, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons

Further guidance on the review of polling districts and places can be found on the Electoral Commission website, view here

For more information about the most recent review, contact the Electoral Services Team.