What’s the difference between a polling district, a polling place and a polling station?
- A Polling District is a geographical area created by dividing a ward into smaller parts. A polling place can then be placed in each one, making sure it is accessible and convenient for everyone who lives there. We are responsible for dividing Ryedale into polling districts.
- A Polling Place is the specific geographical area or building where a polling station is located. We choose a polling place for every polling district.
- A Polling Station is the actual room where the poll takes place. It’s chosen by the Returning Officer for the Election and publicised on the Notice of Poll. The Polling Station where you need to go to vote will always be written on your poll card for any election. You can also find your polling station online.