Polling District and Polling Place Review
Following two public consultations, they have set the city's final ward arrangements. Wolverhampton still has 20 wards with the number of councillors remaining the same. It is the boundary lines that have changed for many of the wards.
Each ward is divided into polling districts. Each district has a polling place such as a community centre or church. All voters are allocated to a polling district and a polling place. The area inside the polling place is known as the polling station.
City of Wolverhampton Council must review all polling districts and polling places following the ward boundary review. This ensures all polling districts and polling places align with the new ward boundaries. This review will not consider ward boundaries or parliamentary constituencies.
The public consultation will run from 18 July 2022 - 26 August 2022
Viewing the consultation
We have published the proposals for the revised polling district and polling place arrangements on our polling review page.
You can also view them at the Civic Centre by making an appointment with Electoral Services:
- Email: Electoral.Services@wolverhampton.gov.uk
- Phone: 01902 55 1177
If you would like to check which polling district your street comes under, you can find this information under the download section of this page.
How to respond to the consultation
We welcome the views of all Wolverhampton residents. Especially disabled residents, on the authority’s scheme proposal. Persons or bodies making representations or comments should try to give:
- alternative places that may be used as polling stations
- alternative boundaries for the polling districts
You can respond to the consultation on our polling review page. Or, you can send comments by letter to:
City of Wolverhampton Council,
St Peters Square,
or by email to: Electoral.Services@wolverhampton.gov.uk
We will publish all responses to the consultation. The final scheme will be reported to Full Council on 2 November 2022. It will be implemented when the revised register is published on Thursday 1 December 2022.
The new wards will come into effect at the local elections in May 2023 at the whole council elections. All councillors are up for election on the new ward boundaries. The council will then return to a cycle of election by thirds.
This proposal aims to
- reduce the use of schools further
- reduce the number of temporary portacabin stations
The next compulsory polling district and polling place review must be undertaken between October 2023 to January 2025.