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Review of Polling Station Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

Cardiff Council has a duty to divide the local authority area into polling districts and designate a polling place for each relevant polling district. These arrangements are reviewed every five years.
A polling district is a geographical area. Legislation requires that each community must be made up of at least one polling district. If the community is quite large, in order to provide easy access, it can potentially be divided into smaller polling districts​
Similar to a polling district a polling place is a geographical area which identifies the general location of a polling station(s).​
A polling station is the actual area where the process of voting takes place, e.g. a room in a community centre or school.​
We will publicise when the review is to take place and consult as widely as possible.

The Returning Officer will be consulted, along with any neighbouring Returning Officers where appropriate, on the current arrangements and will make representations on the existing polling stations used.
Neither the boundaries of parliamentary or assembly constituencies nor the boundaries and name of the local authority or its electoral divisions will be part of the review process.​