Polling station review

We are reviewing some of the polling arrangements, which includes changes to polling station locations in some council wards. We think that changes will make voting easier and have less impact on schools.

We propose to make changes in these wards:

  • City
  • Ecclesall
  • Manor Park
  • Gleadless Valley

When we propose moving polling stations we consider:

  • 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 are proposing.

Map of proposed polling districts and polling stations

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.

Polling station review 2021

We reviewed polling arrangements across Sheffield in November 2021, which included changes to polling station locations in some council wards.

Results of the Polling station review 2021

Our recommendations following the review were 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.