We reviewed polling arrangements across Sheffield in November 2021, which included changes to polling station locations in some council wards. We think that changes will make voting easier and have less impact on schools.

We proposed to make changes in these wards:

  • Broomhill and Sharrow Vale
  • City
  • Crookes and Crosspool
  • Darnall
  • East Ecclesfield
  • Ecclesall
  • Firth Park
  • Gleadless Valley
  • Nether Edge and Sharrow
  • Shiregreen and Brightside
  • Walkley

When we proposed moving polling stations we considered:

  • suitability and availability of the existing station
  • feedback given by members of the public, elected members and others
  • accessibility for people with disabilities
  • provision of reasonable facilities
  • minimising disruption to schools

You can read the polling district consultation paper to see all of the changes that we proposed.

Results of the review

Our recommendations following the review are that:

  • the boundary changes to polling districts and proposed polling places outlined in the Polling District and Place Review report be accepted
  • that a further review of the polling districts and polling places in the Ecclesall and Manor Castle wards takes place following the May 2022 elections to respond to feedback we received about these wards

You can read the polling district and place review report to council and appendices with the feedback we received in connection with the review and our responses.

Role of the Electoral Commission

We followed guidance issued by the Electoral Commission when undertaking the review. Although the Electoral Commission had no role in the review process itself, it could consider comments if people did not think that the review met the reasonable requirements of electors or took sufficient account of the needs of disabled electors.

The Electoral Commission can direct the council to make alterations to polling places if it thinks that is necessary.

Contact Electoral Services