Polling arrangements review

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2018

In 2017 The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) completed an electoral review of the Tendring District. Details of the consultation process and final recommendations can be found here at: http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/tendring

Following the review, the number of district wards is to reduce from 35 to 32 and the number of district councillors representing Tendring will reduce from 60 to 48.

The Council has now completed its interim review of Parliamentary and Local Government polling districts and polling places to ensure that elections can be delivered successfully for the newly created wards and that voting facilities are convenient and accessible for electors. The final list is attached below.

The Electoral Registration Officer published the latest Electoral Register on 1 December 2018. This incorporates all of the changes that have been made and will reflect the revised polling arrangements in preparation for the District and Parish elections on 2 May 2019.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Leadership Support on 01255 686520.

Definition of terms

Parliamentary Constituency

The area designated by the Boundary Commission which is represented by a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons. This cannot be changed by the review.


The District is divided into areas known as “Wards” which are represented by District Councillors. Ward boundaries cannot be changed by this review – it is the division of wards into polling districts and polling places that is under review.

Polling Districts

A polling district is the area created by the separation of a ward into smaller parts, within which a polling place can be determined that is most suitable for the electors.

Polling Places

A polling place is the building or area in which the polling stations will be selected by the Acting Returning Officer.

Polling Station

A polling station is the room or area in which voting takes place. This must be located within the polling place that has been designated for the particular polling district. In some cases there is more than one polling station within a polling place, dependent upon how many people vote there.

Selecting Polling Stations

The principal factor for selecting polling stations is the suitability within a district for the majority of the electorate and the decision for this is made by the Returning Officer.

Maps of the individual wards and polling districts

Alresford and Elmstead

Ardleigh and Little Bromley

Bentleys and Frating




Cann  Hall


Dovercourt  All Saints

Dovercourt Bay

Dovercourt Tollgate

Dovercourt Vines and Parkeston



Harwich and Kingsway


Kirby Cross

Kirby-le-Soken and Hamford

Lawford, Manningtree and Mistley

Little Clacton

Oakleys and Wix


St Bartholomews

St James

St Johns

St Osyth

St Pauls

Stour Valley

Thorpe, Beaumont and Great Holland


Weeley and Tendring

West Clacton and Jaywick Sands


Proposed Recommendations with responses

Final Recommendations

Visit the Where to Vote page to see your current polling station.


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