Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Dumfries and Galloway Council has conducted a review of the polling districts and polling places in the Region, in accordance with The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.
We have a duty to split the Region into polling districts, with a polling place allocated to each district. The aim is to give voters the optimal facilities for voting - they need to be easy to get to, accessible to all voters and to have appropriate capacity and facilities.
What we did
Our review took account of feedback from recent elections, experience of using the current places and any recent changes in circumstances - for example new building or changes to access or roads. Polling places must be accessible to all electors, including voters with a disability, so far as practicable so that is also an important factor for us to check.
The review has identified a number of changes that are being proposed to improve the polling arrangements. The designation of polling places is a decision of the Council. However, before councillors consider the proposals and make their decision, we need to seek comments and feedback from electors and other stakeholders. This is now your opportunity to comment on your polling facilities and to suggest alternatives if you are unhappy with your current facilities.
Please read the proposals for our polling districts and polling places:
This document shows, by Ward, the current polling places and the proposals for new arrangements.
All comments should be submitted by 5pm Thursday 5 November 2020.
Maps of wards are available from firstname.lastname@example.org if they would be useful.