We have to review our polling districts, places and stations every 4 years.
A polling district is the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency or ward.
A polling place is the building or area in which a polling station is located.
A polling station is the actual room or area where voting takes place.
We review the polling districts, places and stations, to make sure that they have reasonable facilities for voting and are accessible to everyone.
The last review in Harlow took place between July and September 2019.
After a review of polling stations in 2019, the following changes were agreed at a Full Council meeting on 31 October 2019:
- St Stephen's Church replaced William Martin School as the polling place for Bush Fair West
- Church Langley Community Centre will become the polling place for Church Langley East for one district election - it will be made permanent so long as the turnout is not below average, except for general elections and referendums, where Henry Moore school will be used
- the creation of a new polling district for Newhall, Old Harlow South, using Newhall Primary Academy as the polling place
These changes came into effect on 6 November 2019, due to the general election on 12 December 2019.
You can view all documents from the review in the polling station review 2019 document (pdf)
Copies of the review can be inspected at:
- Reception, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow CM20 1WG
- Election Office, Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow CM18 7BL. Call 01279 446038 to arrange the appointment
You can view the documents from the: