The Council must regularly review the division of its area into polling districts and the places where electors are asked to vote.  Full reviews must be started and completed within the period of 16 months that starts on 1 October of every fifth year after 1 October 2013.

The relevant legislation can be found in the Electoral Administration Act 2006, the Representation of the People Act 1983 and the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.  Guidance is also published by the Electoral Commission.

The review process

As part of the review process the Council must:

  • Seek to ensure that all electors in the constituency have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;
  • Seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable the polling places are accessible to those who are disabled, and
  • When considering or reviewing the designation of a polling place, have regard to the accessibility needs of disabled persons.

The Council is required to publish notice of the holding of a review.  Information about the review is made available on the Council’s website and can also be inspected in person at Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX.

The consultation document will also be sent to the local Members of Parliament, district councillors, county councillors, town and parish councils, local political parties and other stakeholders, including local disability groups, to seek comments on the current polling arrangements and draft proposals.

Additionally, members of the public are invited to comment. The consultation period for this full review will last for six weeks.

Should you wish to make comments on any of the polling arrangements in you ward, or propose alternatives, please submit these by email to or by post to Polling Review, Electoral Services, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX.

Please note that upon completion of the review, all correspondence and representations received must, by law, be published.

The timetable for this review is set out below:


Publication of notice of review

Monday 2 October 2023

Beginning of public consultation

Monday 2 October 2023

Publication of initial proposed polling scheme  

Monday 2 October 2023

End of public consultation

Monday 13 November 2023

Publication of final proposed polling scheme

Monday 20 November 2023

Recommendation to Council for approval

Monday 18 December 2023

Publication of all correspondence connected with review

Monday 8 January 2024

Publication of revised register of electors

Thursday 1 February 2024

Notice of Review 2023

Proposed Polling Scheme 2023

Polling District Maps

Bexhill Central District Ward

Bexhill Collington District Ward

Bexhill Kewhurst District Ward

Bexhill Old Town & Worsham District Ward

Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels District Ward

Bexhill Sackville District Ward

Bexhill Sidley District Ward

Bexhill St Marks District Ward

Bexhill St Stephens District Ward

Brede & Udimore District Ward

Burwash & The Weald District Ward

Catsfield & Crowhurst District Ward

Eastern Rother District Ward

Hurst Green & Ticehurst District Ward

North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington District Ward

Northern Rother District Ward

Robertsbridge District Ward

Rye & Winchelsea District Ward

Sedlescombe & Westfield District Ward

South Battle & Telham District Ward

Southern Rother District Ward

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