Consultation: Help shape voting for the better

People across Manchester are being asked for their views and comments about the experience of voting.

The consultation is looking at polling locations, the buildings where people go to vote during an election, and the boundaries of polling districts, the smaller areas each city ward is divided up into.

The move comes in advance of local elections taking place next year in May - which will see all 96 councillor positions on Manchester City Council contested.

In some areas of the city changes will need to be made to both polling places and polling districts to fit new ward boundaries.

The ward boundary changes will be implemented following a review which was undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, as a result of the city's growth in population and neighbourhoods.

The consultation runs from Monday 9 October until Friday 8 December 2017.

Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and (Acting) Returning Officer, said: “I would encourage everyone to take the time to look at our consultation on polling places and districts.

“It’s important that it is as easy as possible for people to vote – so we would very much like to hear the views of local residents.”