North Norfolk District Council to review polling stations ahead of May 2019 local elections

PUBLISHED: 08:44 12 June 2018

A dog waiting outside a polling station. Picture: Nick Butcher

A dog waiting outside a polling station. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Voters in North Norfolk could have new destinations to carry out their democratic rights, with the district council agreeing to review polling stations in the area.

With new ward boundaries coming into effect in the May 2019 local elections, members of North Norfolk District Council’s cabinet have agreed to review the existing locations.

Following national ward boundaries reviews North Norfolk stands to lose eight councillors next year and in keeping with the transition, the council has agreed to review its polling districts, places and stations.

After cabinet members unanimously voted to carry out the review, the next stage will be for officers to prepare proposals for any necessary changes.

These will then be subject to a six week consultation period, beginning on Monday, September 3.

John Lee, council leader, said the review was necessary to plan for the May 2019 local elections, which will see district and parish councillors elected.

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