Polling District and Polling Place Review 2021

Closes 19 Nov 2021

Opened 8 Oct 2021

Overview

We’d like to hear your views on the proposed new Polling Districts and the locations of the Polling Places within the new Polling Districts.

Between June 2019 and June 2020, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) carried out a statutory review of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s warding arrangements.  The final recommendations were published by the LGBCE in June 2020.  

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (Electoral Changes) Order 2020, to implement the recommendations made by the LGBCE, was made in November 2020 and will come into force at the local elections in May 2022.

From 2022, the borough will be divided into 21 wards, an increase of 5 from the current 16 wards.  Please click here to view the map of the new wards.

As all the ward boundaries in London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham will change in 2022, the council must conduct a full polling district and polling place review to take account of those changes.

We have created a set of proposals for new polling districts and polling places for each of the wards.  We have taken into account when creating these proposals, all of the polling districts and polling places are accessible and user friendly.

Please note that any comments regarding the new ward boundaries will not be taken into consideration, as the LGBCE review of our warding arrangements have now been concluded and the new ward arrangements will come into force in 2022.

What is a polling district?
A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area.  Every local government ward is divided into one or more polling districts.

What is a polling place?
A polling place is a geographical area in which a polling station is located.  There is no legal definition of what a polling place is, the geographical area could be defined as tightly as a particular building or as widely as the entire polling district.  

What is a polling station?
A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places which are fixed by the Local Authority, polling stations are chosen by the relevant Returning Officer for the election.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on our proposals because we want to ensure that all of the polling districts, polling places and polling stations in the borough serve the needs of all voters.

The council welcomes proposals and/or comments, whether in favour or against our proposals, from any interested person.

Proposals and comments are particularly sought from Disabled residents, and from individual people or interested groups and organisations who have experience in making facilities and premises accessible for Disabled people.

If you are not happy with the suggested boundaries of any Polling Districts or the location of Polling Places please give alternative boundary and locations that may be considered if possible.

If you are recommending a new site for a Polling Place it must be reachable wherever you are within a Polling District and the venue must be accessible for all.

Give us your views on our polling district/ place proposals

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • All interests