Decision details

Delegation of Powers to Amend Polling Districts and Polling Places

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the report on delegated authority to make temporary changes to polling districts.




RECOMMENDED that Council approve delegated powers being given to the Returning Officer of Exeter City Council or Acting Returning Officer (or appointed Deputy) to amend the designation of Parliamentary and Local Government polling districts and polling places, on a temporary basis, should it become necessary to do so, at short notice to facilitate the conduct of elections within the City of Exeter, due to any urgent issues which might arise, concerning the availability of polling places and polling stations and where there is insufficient time for amendments to be made and approved by Council.


Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.



Report author: Jeff Chalk

Publication date: 10/02/2021

Date of decision: 09/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2021 - Executive

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