Polling station changes approved

Posted on: Thursday 25 January 2024

Councillors have approved the results of a review of polling stations and districts in Torfaen. 

Local authorities must review polling station districts and venues every five years to ensure they are convenient and accessible for voters.  

It was recommended changes be made to 14 polling stations and seven districts following consultation with the public, elected members, community councils and the Members of Senedd and Member of Parliament.

Councillors backed the proposals at a meeting of the full council on Tuesday. You can find the details on our website.

The changes will be implemented in time for the Police and Crime Commissioners election on Thursday 2 May. 

The election will be the first where voters in Wales will need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station. Find out forms of photo ID are acceptable.

If you do not have acceptable photo ID, can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate..

You will need to submit a passport-style photograph taken against a light, plain background, eyes open, hair back and no filters. Applications may be rejected if the photographs are not acceptable.

You need to be registered to vote to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. Find out how to register.

Voters in Wales will not need to show identification to vote in Senedd or local government elections.

A separate review of community council community boundaries and electoral arrangements is also being carried out. A series of recommendations have been made - find out more and have your say at Get Involved Torfaen.

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