Tower Hamlets polling station
A review of existing parliamentary polling districts and polling places situated within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets has started for a period of 8 weeks from Monday 2 October 2023 - Friday 24 November 2023 with a final decision to be made by the Council on Wednesday 24 January 2024.
The Council is looking for feedback on any aspect of the polling districts and/or polling places currently used and invites representation and comments from interested persons.
Local political parties and Councillors will also be consulted, and views are invited from electors and local community groups within the Parliamentary Constituencies that will be in place at the next general election namely Poplar & Limehouse, Bethnal Green & Stepney and the three wards that will fall into the new constituency of Stratford & Bow namely Bow East, Bow West, and Bromley North.
Views and comments are also sought from those who have a particular experience or expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for people with disabilities.
Although the review is of polling districts and polling places it is accepted that polling stations are going to be linked to the review, and comments are invited regarding those stations currently used and/or any suggested alternatives.
Information regarding the current polling districts and places can be found on the Council’s website or from Electoral Services at the Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BJ.
You can view maps of the existing polling districts and polling places.
Hard copies of the maps can be viewed at Electoral Services as well in the Town Hall.
Representations can be emailed to PDReview2023@towerhamlets.gov.uk or sent in writing to:
Polling Districts and Places Review 2023
Electoral Services, 2nd floor
160 Whitechapel Road
For more information about the review, please contact the Electoral Services team on 020 7364 0872 or email PDReview2023@towerhamlets.gov.uk
The review must take place within a 16-month window starting on 1 October 2023 ending on 31 January 2025.
A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area, ie: a UK Parliamentary constituency, a borough ward or an electoral division.
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.
A polling station is the actual area where the process of voting takes place.
Posted on Wednesday 4th October 2023