Haringey review of polling districts and places
Voters in Haringey may be casting their votes in new locations, due to a review of polling districts and polling places in the borough.
In December 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission published its review of electoral arrangements for Haringey. The review recommended that all Haringey ward boundaries should change and that some new wards should be created. The changes were approved by Parliament in October 2020 and will take effect before the next set of local elections, which will be held on 5 May 2022 and will involve every ward in the borough.
As a result, the polling districts within each ward are being reviewed and the polling station you go to place your vote at may change. We have created a set of proposals by visiting the borough’s polling places to review the area they serve and how accessible they are.
We want residents to contribute to the process from beginning to end, to ensure that the proposals work for the people who will be affected. We want to hear residents’ thoughts and suggestions on where polling stations could be located. We’re particularly keen to hear from residents with disabilities, as it’s essential that exercising one’s right to vote is as easy and accessible for all as possible.
We welcome input from individual residents, as well as from local civil and support organisations representing groups in the community that may be affected by the changes.
Mark Stevens, Assistant Director Direct Services at Haringey and the project sponsor for the review, said:
Haringey’s voting arrangements are undergoing their biggest change in almost 20 years. As always, we’d like residents to be deeply involved in the process, informing the plans and ensuring that the results make voting as easy as can be for all Haringey residents.
The recommendations on potential changes to polling districts and stations will be published on 31 August, and we will open consultation on the proposals to the public and stakeholders. We will be hosting three public drop-in sessions to ensure that people who want to make representations can see the proposals in person and submit their own suggestions.
The dates and the locations of the sessions are as follows:
Thursday 9 September 2021, 18.45 – 19.30 in the Training Room – Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, N15 4JA
Monday 13 September 2021, 18.45 – 19.30 in The Family Centre, 145 Park Road, N8 8JN
Wednesday 22 September 2021, 18.45 – 19.30 in Woodside Room, George Meehan House, N22 8YX.
If you’d like to get in touch to respond to the proposals but are unable to attend one of the drop-in sessions, then please contact us via our webform, by post or by email. Find full information on the consultation here, the closing date is 27 September 2021.
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