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Consultation on Southey Ward Polling Station Proposals
We're consulting on an interim review of the WA and WG Polling Districts and Polling Places within the Southey Ward, with a view to implementing changes in time for the local election on 2 May 2019.
The proposal is for the creation of a new polling district made up of addresses from the existing WA and WG polling districts. The proposed new polling place would be situated at the Scraithwood Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) building on Scraithwood Drive.
You can find full details and how to respond to this consultation in the Southey Ward Consultation document. The deadline to respond is 11 February 2019.
About polling stations
Staff at the polling station will be on hand to assist you. You can also take someone with you to help you with the voting process.
Polling stations have a large print sample of the ballot paper. To assist electors with partial sight we have a tactile device with braille and raised numbers that can be fixed on request to a ballot paper.
Checks at the polling station
The law requires every ballot paper to have a unique serial number and that a record is kept of the serial number of the ballot paper that is issued to every elector. Staff at the polling station will note this before you vote.
Mistakes on your ballot paper
If you made a mistake on your ballot paper before you put it in the ballot box, polling station staff can issue you with another one. If you have already put your ballot paper into the ballot box you cannot be given another one.
Apply to work in a polling station
If you wish to help us by working at the polling station we would love to hear from you.
Many people work on polling day and all play a vital role in making the election run smoothly.
We also recruit people to help at other times of the year, particularly during our annual canvass.
Please contact us to find out more.