Polling places and polling districts review 2017

The Local Government Boundary Commission’s changes to Southwark’s Ward boundaries became law in November 2016 and these new ward arrangements will be in place for the local elections in May 2018. The final recommendations can be found on their website.

These changes mean the council has to carry out a review of its polling districts (these are geographical areas that are sub divisions of the Wards. A polling station will serve a polling district. So everyone living in a polling district will vote at the polling station for that district).  

A review ensures that polling stations are within a polling district to serve the voters who are allocated to it. 

During March till July 2017, the Council reviewed population figures, the new Ward boundaries and the list of current polling stations and buildings that could be used as polling stations to develop the new polling districts and identify the polling stations for those districts.  

The PDR consultation report (pdf, 2.6mb) shows the proposed districts and any polling stations that have changed from previous elections.

A Notice of Review (pdf, 74kb) has been published by the council to initiate the formal review process. 

Interactive map of proposed polling stations and polling districts


1 August 2017

Publication of Notice of Review

1 August 2017

Consultation starts (statutory consultees invited to comment and proposed scheme published

22 September 2017

Consultation ends 

1 November 2017

Publish new polling districts and polling places

1 December 2017

Revised Register of Electors published on existing (old) ward boundaries

1 March 2018

Electoral Registration Officer updates the register following the conclusion of the Polling District Review in preparation for the 3 May 2018 Local Elections

The council now invites local residents, disability groups, Members of parliament and councillors to review the proposed arrangements (pdf, 2.6mb) and any feedback, comments and representations can be made by:

The report can also be viewed at the following public Southwark libraries and at the council offices:

The RO will consider these comments at the end of the consultation and alter the districts. 

The polling districts, polling places and polling stations finally decided on, will be used for the 3 May 2018 Local Elections.

Last updated: 26 September 2017