Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation
of the People Act 1983 Dover District Council (the 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 http://www.dover.gov.uk/polling-district-review-
2023, or can be inspected at the address given below.
The (Acting) Returning Officer’s (ARO) for the Parliamentary constituencies of Dover and Deal
(previously under the Dover Constituency) and the Herne Bay and Sandwich Constituency
(previously under the South Thanet Constituency) will comment on the proposals. Those
representations will be published on the Council’s website and will be available for inspection
at the Electoral Registration Office, Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover,
Kent CT16 3PJ 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 venues.
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.
Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative venues that may be used
as polling places if they feel the current ones are unsuitable.
Comments and representations may be submitted by post using the Electoral Registration
Office address above, by email at email@example.com or by completing the online
feedback form on our website. The timetable is as follows:
Monday 2 October 2023 Formal notice of review and start of public consultation period. You
can respond on-line here: https://forms.office.com/e/cdfU5UMqM9
Monday 23 October 2023 Deadline for initial representations
Monday 30 October 2023 Publication of (Acting) Returning Officer’s comments and all other
representations received. You will find them at the Council Offices in
Whitfield and here: http://www.dover.gov.uk/polling-district-review-
Monday 30 October 2023 Public consultation begins on comments and representations received.
You can respond on-line here:
Monday 13 November 2023 End of public consultation period
All representations must be made by no later than 13 November 2023.
The outcome of the review will be published by the Council on Friday 1 December 2023 and
will be available for inspection on the Council’s website and in the 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.