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Polling district review

Statutory review of polling districts and polling places 2019

Under the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, all local authorities are required to review their polling districts, polling places, and polling stations every five years. The review period starts in October, and must be completed within 16 months. The last compulsory review period was from October 2018 to January 2020.

We completed a review of polling districts and polling places in Gateshead in January 2020.

The review looked at the suitability of polling district boundaries and polling stations. Through consultation, issues about previous arrangements were identified and alternatives, where needed, were determined.

We want to make it as easy as possible for our residents to vote at elections. The next review of polling districts and polling places will take place in 2024.

Results and supporting documents

Outcome of the Review - Schedule of Arrangements (PDF) [212KB] (opens new window)

Public consultation responses (PDF) [168KB] (opens new window)

School consultation responses (PDF) [95KB] (opens new window)

Extract from the Council meeting minutes (PDF) [93KB] (opens new window)

Extract from Cabinet meeting minutes (PDF) [131KB] (opens new window)

Representation from the (Acting) Returning Officer for Blaydon and Gateshead Constituencies (PDF) [102KB] (opens new window)

Representation from the (Acting) Returning Officer for Jarrow Constituency (PDF) [119KB] (opens new window)

The results and documents are also available to view at:

Birtley Library, Durham Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 1LE

Blaydon Library, Wesley Court, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear NE21 5BT

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

Chopwell Library, Derwent Street, Chopwell, Tyne and Wear NE17 7HZ ;

Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH

Leam Lane Library, 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead NE10 8QH

Whickham Library, St. Mary's Green, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4DN

 

 

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