Somerset

Electoral systems in North Somerset to be examined

A review into electoral arrangements across North Somerset is to take place.

It aims to look at polling districts and stations and whether these are in the right place and suitable for all members of the community.

The review period starts on 27 September and lasts for a month during which the council will accept written comments or proposals.

Any alterations as a result of the consultation will come into force from 1 December.

A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "The electoral and polling arrangements made for parliamentary elections are also used at other elections.

"The aim of the review is to ensure that all the electors in the constituency have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances; and so far as is reasonable and practicable, all polling places are accessible to all their electors, including those with disabilities."

Submissions should be sent to the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, all local authorities are required to keep their electoral arrangements under review.

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