Polling Stations 2016


Polling Stations 2016

Tell us about your experiences when using our Polling Stations to cast your vote in May and June 2016. CLOSED, FEEDBACK HERE

Started 5 May 2016 - Closed 31 July 2016

The survey was open to anyone who visited a polling station in person in the Rother district on 5 May 2016 or on 23 June 2016. 


We had 564 answers to our questionnaire. 

We asked how satisfied or dissatisfied voters were with some things at their polling stations.  Here is a summary of their replies.

  • 90% were satisfied with parking facilities - lowest level of satisfaction

  • 93% were satisfied with signs outside the polling station - second lowest level of satisfaction

  • 98% were satisfied with access into the polling station - highest level of satisfaction

  • 98% were satisfied with access inside the polling station - second highest level of satisfaction

  • 96% were satisfied with signs and notices inside the polling station

  • 96% were satisfied with the internal layout, e.g. polling booths, ballot boxes, staff tables

  • 97% were satisfied that staff were welcoming and polite

  • 97% were satisfied that staff were helpful and informed

More detailed breakdown:

About my polling stationVery satisfiedSatisfiedA bit satisfiedA bit dissatisfiedDissatisfiedVery dissatisfied
Parking facilities57%25%7%3%4%2%
Signs and notices outside the polling station54%30%9%3%2%2%
Access into the polling station68%27%3%1%0%1%
Access inside the polling station71%25%3%1%0%1%
Signs and notices inside the polling station62%29%5%3%1%1%
Layout of booths, ballot boxes, tables68%23%4%3%1%1%
Staff: welcoming and polite76%17%5%2%0%1%
Staff:  helpful and informed73%19%5%2%1%1%

Percentages in the table are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Polling Stations

We had the most responses from the voters at St Stephens Church Hall at Woodgate Park (34)  and Cooden Sports Club (33).  In third place was St Mary Magdalene Church Hall on the corner of Magdalene Road and Sea Road (26).  These polling stations are all in Bexhill and are very busy polling stations.  St Stephens has two polling stations in the same hall.

The lowest responses, just one person, came from the quieter, village or rural polling stations.  These were Catsfield, Whatlington, Norman's Bay and Sedlescombe Golf Club

Consultation Invitation:

This consultation covered the experience of visiting the polling station including car parking, signs and posters, internal layout and the staff on duty.  There was an opportunity to give your views, ideas and suggestions about your polling station in the online survey. 

This consultation is part of the Council's preparation in the event that ward boundaries are changed as part of the proposals by the Boundary Commission for England. 

You are not eligible to do this survey if you did not visit a polling station in 2016. 

Postal voters are welcome to tell us about their voting experience.  Please email consultations@rother.gov.uk and tell us about getting your voting pack, filling in the ballot and forms and posting it back to us. 

The questionnaire can be provided in a different format or a different language, please ask. 

Email: consultations@rother.gov.uk


Polling Station Survey 2016, Electoral Registration Office
Rother District Council
Town Hall
TN39 3JX

An impact assessment has been carried out and is available on request.

For more information on consultations as they happen, follow us on Twitter @RDCconsult or join the Rother Citizens Panel


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