Some Carlisle polling station locations will change for the upcoming May Carlisle City Council elections.
Following a review of the City Council boundaries by the Boundary Commission, it is necessary to change polling stations for some voters.
Letters have been sent to electors in the affected areas.
If residents within these areas would prefer to vote by post for this, or any future elections, they are asked to contact the City Council’s Electoral Registration team. Application forms are available by calling 01228 817556 or 817555, or by visiting the Civic Centre’s Customer Contact Centre.
The closing date for applications to vote by post at the forthcoming election is 5pm on Monday 15 April.
Anyone who has already applied for a postal vote will be unaffected by the change of polling station.
Following a boundary review, all current Carlisle City Council wards will change at the next election. The Boundary Commission’s final recommendation was that Carlisle should be represented by 39 city councillors in the future: thirteen fewer than the current arrangement. The recommendations also proposed that those councillors should represent 13 three-councillor wards.
Elections will be held in the following 13 wards on Thursday 2 May: Belah & Kingmoor; Botcherby & Harraby North; Brampton & Fellside; Cathedral & Castle; Currock & Upperby; Dalston & Burgh; Denton Holme & Morton South; Harraby South & Parklands; Longtown & the Border; Newtown & Morton North; Sandsfield & Morton West; Stanwix & Houghton; and Wetheral & Corby.