Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Full review of polling districts and polling places 2022

The consultation for this review has now closed. We are unable to consider further responses. Changes to polling districts and polling places as a result of this review will come into effect at the City Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. 

Why we held a review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England completed their review of Brighton & Hove’s wards in October 2022. Their final recommendations made changes to boundaries across the City. Wards are made up of polling districts. We therefore needed to amend these too. We took this opportunity to improve our polling districts and polling places. This will help us to run elections efficiently and make sure our scheme can react to the changes set out in the Elections Act.  You can read our consultation document to learn more about the principles we used to conduct this review.

The review timetable 

The timetable for the review is set out below:  

  • Publication of notice of review, and consultation document including (Acting) Returning Officer’s proposals - Thursday 1 December 2022
  • Closing date for representations - Saturday 31 December 2023
  • Final proposal published via Agenda papers and website – 11 January 2023
  • Council Policy & Resources Committee meeting – approval of scheme - Thursday 19 January 2023
  • Revised Register Published - Wednesday 1 February 2023
  • City Council elections - Thursday 4 May 2023

What has changed

You can view our consultation document for further information on the agreed changes to polling districts and polling places, including written summaries for each ward.

An interactive map of the proposals can be viewed here. 

Historic reviews

Full review of polling districts and polling places 2019