Polling Places Review - Effects of Covid-19 and the postponement of the ward boundaries
Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The changes to the ward boundaries were due to
take effect at the elections this May. As a result of the
Coronavirus Act those changes were postponed, along with the
elections, to May 2021. So the Council needs to be able to hold
by-elections and other polls using the "old" boundaries between now
and May 2021. To do that we need to amend the new scheme so as to
be able to re-create the old scheme. This report proposes a scheme
to enable that.
Council considered the report of the Head of Law and Governance seeking approval of a draft schedule of polling districts and polling for the administrative area of the City Council in order to enable any by-elections to take place before May 2021 on the old ward boundaries.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Brown, presented the report and moved the recommendations which were agreed on being seconded and put to the vote.
Council resolved to:
1. approve the draft schedule of polling places and polling districts as detailed in Appendix 1 to this report;
2. agree that the changes should not be formally published unless required;
3. agreethat the scheme approved by Council on 13 February 2020 will apply again from 1 December 2020.
Publication date: 29/07/2020
Date of decision: 20/07/2020
Decided at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Council
- Polling place review - revertion back to old boundaries PDF 215 KB View as DOCX (1) 163 KB
- Polling place review revertion back to old boundaries due to Covid Appendix 1 Schedule of polling places PDF 137 KB View as DOCX (2) 17 KB
- Polling place review revertion back to old boundaries due to Covid Appendix 2 Map of polling districts PDF 1 MB
- Polling place review revertion back to old boundaries due to Covid Appendix 3 Risk Register PDF 37 KB View as XLS (4) 34 KB