A consultation begins later this month on where polling districts – and polling stations – are located during elections in Tendring.
Following changes by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Tendring District Council (TDC) is reducing next May from 60 councillors in 35 wards to 48 members representing 32 wards.
As a result, TDC’s Electoral Services team has looked at the most appropriate places for people to cast their votes during elections, and how the new wards should be split up into polling districts.
Whilst many polling places have remained the same, it has been necessary to introduce some new premises and discontinue using some existing ones.
From Monday, July 16, until August 28, everyone will be given the chance to have their say on where they vote.
To see the initial proposals and have your say, visit www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/elections-voting/ from July 16 or view a hard copy at Clacton Town Hall or TDC’s offices in Weeley.
Ian Davidson, Returning Officer and TDC Chief Executive, said it was important people reviewed the changes.
“Making sure voting is accessible to all is a crucial part of democracy, and it is particularly relevant that we’re announcing this consultation during National Democracy Week,” he said.
“I urge everyone to have a look at the proposals and see where they will be voting – subject to any changes following the consultation – from December.
“I also encourage people to come up with alternative suggestions for their polling arrangements.”