Brighton and Hove polling review comes to a close

Posted On 28 Dec 2010 at 11:58 pm

Voters have just three days to comment on a review of polling districts and polling stations in Brighton and Hove.

A consultation being carried out by Brighton and Hove City Council ends on New Year’s Eve.

The council said that it wanted to make sure that the places where people cast their vote are easy to reach and use for all voters, including those with disabilities.

Electors can also suggest new or alternative places with reasons why these would improve access to voting in their area.

Another aim is to look for alternatives to schools to try to keep any disruption of children’s education to a minimum.

The council currently has 116 polling stations in Brighton and Hove.

Among the more unusual are West Blatchington Windmill and the estate office at Brighton Marina.

Local elections are due to be held next May with all 54 seats on the council up for grabs and, with it, political control of the council.

At the moment the Conservatives control the council. They form the largest party although, with 25 seats, they do not have a majority.

Labour and the Greens each have 13 seats and the Liberal Democrats hold two.

One seat has been vacant since the death of Conservative councillor David Smart earlier this month.

The results of the current consultation are expected to be presented in a report to councillors in February.

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