New boundaries in place for first time at County Council election

New boundaries in place for first time at County Council election

29/03/2017 Nottinghamshire residents are being urged to check their poll cards carefully ahead of the forthcoming County Council elections because boundary changes may affect the division they're in and where they go to cast their vote.

The new boundaries will come into force for the first time when voters go to the polls on Thursday 4 May. The changes follow an electoral review of Nottinghamshire by the Local Government Boundary Commission between October 2014 and June 2016. As a result of the change, the total number of county councillors will reduce from 67 to 66 with nearly all the divisions changing in name, size or both. The 66 councillors will represent a total of 56 divisions, which includes ten two-member divisions. The total number of councillors representing divisions in some districts has also changed. The new arrangements are:

  • Ashfield - 10 (no change)
  • Bassetlaw - 9 (no change)
  • Broxtowe - 9 (-1)
  • Gedling - 9 (-1)
  • Mansfield - 9 (no change)
  • Newark & Sherwood - 10 (no change)
  • Rushcliffe - 10 (+1).

Anthony May, Returning Officer for the election, said: 

"It's more important than ever that people check their poll card. With the new boundary arrangements coming into force for the first time, many people will see changes to the name of their electoral division, the area it covers and possibly the polling station they must go to cast their vote."

The formal countdown to the election began on Monday 27 March, when the official Notice of Election is published.

For further information on the election, please contact the details provided below.

Press release published by Nottinghamshire County Council.


Contact

Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080