Review of polling districts and polling stations

Residents are invited to give their views in a consultation about polling districts and polling stations.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) reviewed the number of wards in Slough, increasing them from 15 to 21. All ward boundaries will change, and new wards will come into effect for the May 2023 local elections.

As a result of these changes, new polling districts will have to be created within each of the new wards. For each of the 45 polling districts, a suitable location for a polling station has to be identified.

The consultation into these polling districts is open until 18 January.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “The LGBCE review has created new wards and we want to ensure everyone can access a polling station within a short distance of their homes.

“We would like residents to get involved to help shape the future polling district boundaries and polling places in the borough. Please have a read through the proposals and give your feedback to help us plan.”

View the proposals for suitable polling districts and polling places for all the new wards

Responses to the consultation can be made in writing, either by email to ballotbox@slough.gov.uk or by post to: Polling Review, Electoral Services, Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, Slough SL1 2EL. 

Final proposals will be considered for approval at the full council meeting on 26 January, with the revised register and new polling scheme published in early February.

Full details of the Boundary Commission’s ward boundary changes for Slough can be viewed on the LGBCE website.

Published: 5 January 2023