Polling Districts - Scotland Edit

A \u2018polling district\u2019 is a geographical subdivision of an electoral area such as an electoral Ward within which a polling place is designated.\n\nThe Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on LA to divide the local authority area into polling districts based on ward boundaries, and to designate a polling place for each district. LAs also have a duty to keep these polling arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced amendments to the 1983 Act (which in turn has been superseded by The Electoral Administration Act 2013). Now local authorities must conduct a full review (with public consultation) of its polling districts and polling places every four years, however adjustments to the boundaries of polling districts and the designation of polling places within LA wards can be proposed at any time in response to changes in ward boundaries or to the availability of premises that can be reasonably designated as polling places.

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License UK Open Government Licence
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Maintainer Improvement Service
Date Created Polling Districts
Date Updated 2021-06-11T09:20:42.841335
Original dataset link https://data.spatialhub.scot/dataset/polling_districts-is

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