Review gets underway into polling stations

People can have their say on the suitability of polling stations across the Daventry district.

Daventry District Council (DDC) uses a variety of buildings as polling stations on election days, from village halls and schools to the front rooms of houses, cafés and even a chapel.

It is now holding a review to ensure the suitability of those venues and to make sure they are all accessible to all. As part of that review the council is inviting people to comment on how easy they find it to vote at polling stations currently used for elections. People wanting to have their say are asked to think about the location of polling stations, the building’s suitability and the ease of parking. DDC is also looking for alternative or additional venues.

The submissions will help shape any proposals for change which will then be the subject of a public consultation later in the year.

Submissions can be made in writing to Polling Places Review, Elections Team, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP or by email to by the deadline of Friday, August 22.