Statutory Review of Polling Districts & Polling Places

Closed 29 Jan 2024

Opened 4 Dec 2023


Review of Parliamentary Polling Districts and Polling Places

In accordance with legislation, East Lothian Council are undertaking a statutory review of parliamentary polling districts and places.

The review must be completed within a 16-month period from 1 October 2023 to 31 January 2025. 

Why your views matter

This consultation will run from 4 December 2023 until 29 January 2024, providing members of the public, elected members, MP, MSPs, political parties, community groups, disability groups an opportunity to comment on the proposals. Any persons or bodies making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

The proposals, list of current polling places and map can be viewed below.

Paper copies can be viewed at John Muir House, Haddington and Brunton Hall, Musselburgh.

The following criteria has been used to assess polling places as part of this review:

  • Availability
  • Accessibility
  • Safety, for both staff and voters
  • Current electorate
  • Projected electorate
  • Number of postal voters

Any representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as a polling place. 

Comments should be sent to:

By email:

By post:  Elections Office, East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington,                     EH41 3HA

All responses must be submitted by 29 January 2024.


Please note, any changes approved by East Lothian Council will not take effect until after the next UK general election, scheduled to be held no later than 28 January 2025.

What happens next

Commencement of Public Consultation                    Monday 4 December 2023

End of Public Consultation                                        Monday 29 January 2024

Final Proposals Considered by                                 Monday 8 April 2024              

Approval Sought at East Lothian Council Meeting    Tuesday 23 April 2024


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