The Council conducted an interim review of the polling districts, polling places and polling stations in the Borough ahead of the Local Elections on 4 May 2023.

Interim Review Outcome

The Returning Officer's Final Proposals were approved at a meeting of the Council on 23 February 2023.

The necessary changes to the polling districts, places and stations were implemented on 24 February 2023.

Interim Review Process

A public consultation for this review was held from Monday, 9 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023.

The Council sought views on the Returning Officer’s proposals on the then exisiting polling arrangements.

Feedback on any aspect of the allocated polling districts, places and/or stations was sought from:

  • The Member of Parliament
  • Oadby and Wigston Borough Councillors
  • Leicestershire County Councillors
  • Political Parties (who have fielded candidates at recent local elections)

Comments were also invited from:

  • Electors within Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston
  • Persons and/or organisations with expertise in relation to access for disabled persons

Interim Review Documents

What Did the Interim Review cover?

The review required the Council to:

  • Seek to ensure that all electors have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances
  • Seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable, every polling place is accessible to electors who have a disability, and when considering the designation of a polling place, must have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

What Was Not Covered by this Interim Review?

This review did not consider changes to any parliamentary constituency boundaries, borough ward boundaries or county division boundaries.

Terminology Used in the Interim Review

  • A polling district is the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency or ward
  • A polling place is the building or area in which a polling station is located
  • A polling station is the actual room or area where voting takes place

Interim Review Timetable

Event Date
Notice of Review 9 January 2023
Publication of Returning Officer’s Proposals 9 January 2023
Consultation Opens 9 January 2023
Consultation Closes 10 February 2023 (mid-day)
Final Proposals Considered by Council 23 February 2023
Changes to Polling Districts, Places and Stations Implemented 24 February 2023

More Information

Information and guidance reviews, including how to appeal a review, can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website.

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 March 2023 4:24 pm