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Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Places Review

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 18c of the Representation of the People Act 1983, Basildon Borough Council is to carry out a review of its polling districts and polling places. 

Relevant information and mapping regarding the current arrangements and proposals for changes can be found on the Council's website or can be inspected in person at:

Basildon Council Offices
St Martins Square
SS14 1DL  

The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary Constituencies of Basildon & Billericay Borough Constituency, Castle Point Borough Constituency, Rayleigh and Wickford County Constituency and South Basildon & East Thurrock County Constituency will comment on the proposals. 

Those representations will be published on the Council's website and will be available for inspection at the Basildon Council Offices in accordance with the timetable set out below. 

Electors within the Council area or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the authority may make a representation. We invite comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites. Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places. 

The Council would also welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals, ARO's representations or any other related matters. 

We would encourage anyone who wishes to make representations or comments to submit them in writing to the address below or by email to (opens new window)

Electoral Services
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
SS14 1DL

All representations must be made by no later than Friday, 15th December 2023. 

20 November 2023Notice of Review
11 December 2023Publication of (Acting) Returning Officers Comments
18 December 2023End of public consultation period 
8 January 2024Final proposals considered
1 February 2024Publish revised register of electors 

The outcome of the review will be published by the Council in January 2024 and will be available for inspection on the Council's website and at the Basildon Council Offices. 

Anybody making representations should be aware that, upon completion of the review, all correspondence and representations received must, by law, also be published. 

Further Information 

For more information about the review, please contact the Electoral Services team by email to (opens new window) or by telephone on 01268 207962. 

Notices and Relevant Documents 

Maps (All of the polling district letterings and names used in these maps will be the new ones that can be found in the above document 'Basildon Council - Polling Wards, Polling Districts and Polling Places - Nov 2023) 

Polling Descriptions: 

  • A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area, ie: a UK Parliamentary constituency, a borough ward or an electoral division. 
  • A polling place is a geographical area in which a polling station is located. There is no legal definition of what a polling place is, the geographical area could be defined as tightly as a particular building or as widely as the entire polling district. 
  • A polling station is the actual area where the process of voting takes place.