What the polling district review was, why we did it, where you can find the results.

We carried out a review to decide the polling districts and polling places that will be used in future elections.

The review didn't include:

  • parliamentary constituencies 
  • local ward boundaries

We ran the review through a public consultation, which has now ended.

See the results of the consultation Go to (opens new window).

Why we needed to do this

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, we have a duty to:

  • divide the parliamentary constituencies in the Bristol City Council area into geographical areas, called polling districts 
  • assign polling places and polling stations to each polling district 

We have to do this by 31 January 2020.

A polling station is the venue where people from a polling district go to vote. A polling place is the geographical area in which a polling station is located.


Timetable for the review

Any changes as a result of the review will be implemented for the revised register, which will be published on 1 December 2019. 

Public consultation: 1 July to 11 August
Review sent to Full Council for approval: 23 August to 10 September
Revised register published: 1 December

More information

If you have questions about the polling district review, email polling.review@bristol.gov.uk