Residents urged to note changes to Borough election arrangements
Published on Thursday, 16th November 2023
Nuneaton and Bedworth residents are urged to take note of new arrangements for elections in the borough.
The Borough Council agreed at an extraordinary meeting of its Full Council on Wednesday, 15 November, new arrangements for polling stations in the borough for all future elections.
The latest changes are the outcome of national and local reviews of polling districts and polling stations carried out in recent months.
Borough Council elections staff have produced the latest set of proposals for at least 83 polling stations in schools, churches, community centres, council and other public buildings, as well as temporary buildings where needed.
Many of these are locations that will be used as polling stations for the first time, while many residents will need to go to a different place in future from where they have voted in the past.
This all follows a national review which increased the number of wards in the borough from 17 to 19. The result of this will be 38 councillors to represent the growing population of the borough, instead of 34.
This review affected all wards in the borough, with changes to boundaries across the area to take account of new homes built since the last review around 20 years ago.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England conducted a review of local authority ward boundaries which was published in August.
Nuneaont and Bedworth Borough Council Leader, Cllr Kris Wilson, said:
“Our elections staff have worked very hard to listen to the views of everyone who has got involved in this process.
“I know there are many changes, so I urge everyone to watch out for news of changes in your area.
“When your polling card lands through your letterbox near election time, it will clearly state your electoral ward and the polling station for your area.
Further information can be found in the elections pages.
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