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Sunday, 26 August 2007

Review of polling districts and polling places

From: Shona Macarthur
Sent: 22 August 2007 12:08
To: Eileen Hewitt
Importance: High

Dear Sir/Madam

Review of polling districts and polling places

You may be aware that the Council has a statutory requirement to review all polling districts and polling places before the end of this year.

It is planned to complete this work at the Council meeting in November, in time for publication of the new electoral register in December.

The attached notice will be published on 27 August. It will be the start of a consultation period during which any interested person or body can submit suggestions for change. You can view or download this material from the Council’s website.

Public access to this information is also available at all Libraries, at City Chambers, and the Council’s offices at Waverley Court and Chesser House.

Your comments must be submitted by Friday 5 October. Any comments that you submitted following the recent elections will also be taken into account.

Comments received during the consultation process will be analysed and reported to a Cross Party Working Group prior to finalising the report to the Council.

If you have any general questions about the review, or the maps please contact Mairi Cruikshank: (Ph: 0131 469 3863, e-mail: in the first instance.

Yours faithfully

Scott Macvean

For Council Secretary

Electoral Administration Act 2006
Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations

Polling District Review

The City of Edinburgh Council has a duty to review all polling districts, places and stations by the end of 2007.

The Council must ensure that all electors have reasonable facilities for voting and that they are as practicable as possible. We must also make sure that, as far as is reasonable and practicable, the polling places are accessible to all electors including those who are disabled.

Where to find information about the review

Copies of the proposed polling districts, places stations and other supporting information can be viewed at:

  • any Council Library in Edinburgh

  • City Chambers (City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ)

  • Council Headquarters (Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG)

  • Chesser House (500 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 3YJ)

Alternatively, you can access and download any of this material from the Council website

How to respond

If you want to have your say regarding your polling station, we would like to hear from you. If at all possible, please suggest a better alternative station. We can accept comments from you up to 5th October 2007 and you can respond in the following ways:

By Post

Polling District and Polling Station Review
City of Edinburgh Council
Level 2/1 Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
EH8 8B

By Email

By Fax 0131-529-6220

If you have any questions about the review or require any further information

please call 0131-469-3863

What happens next

After 5th October we will consider your comments and then put forward a report to the Council and it is our intention to incorporate these changes in the new electoral register published on 1 December 2007.

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