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Are council polling stations easily accessible? Have your say on consultation

PUBLISHED: 14:45 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:45 13 October 2018

A polling station in Waveney.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A polling station in Waveney. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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People across Waveney are being asked for their views on the accessibility of polling stations that are used for elections in east Suffolk.

With a full review of polling stations required for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils before the elections that take place on May 2 next year, a consultation period is now open to the public.

People can have their say on the polling stations used, along with their suitability, facilities and accessibility. Comments made before October 30 will be taken into consideration when the (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO), Stephen Baker, chief executive of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, reports onthe current arrangements and proposed changes. This report will be published on October 31 and is open for public consultation until November 30. The final proposals will be considered at an East Suffolk Shadow Council meeting on January 28.

Stephen Baker, the ARO, said: “We welcome comments on this consultation, so we can make sure the polling stations are in the right place and easily accessible to voters ahead of us becoming East Suffolk Council.”

Visit www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/elections/review-of-polling-districts-polling-places-and-polling-stations-2018/

or call the Electoral Services Team on 01502 523238.


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