What is a Polling District, Place and Station?

What is a Polling District?

A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency for the purposes of a UK Parliamentary election.

What is a Polling Place?

A polling place is the building or area in which the Returning Officer will allocate a polling station. The polling place should be designated so that the polling station is within easy reach of all electors from across the polling district.

What is a Polling Station?

A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places, which are fixed by the local authority, polling stations are selected by the relevant Returning Officer for the election.