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General Election - 12 December 2019

Information about the General Election being held on Thursday 12 December 2019 is published on the General Elections page.


Polling District, Polling Place and Polling Station Review 2019

Comments submitted during the consultation can be downloaded below.

Polling District Stage 1 - Comments and Observations (pdf)

Returning Officer's Report on Polling District, Place and Station Review (pdf)

The Regulatory Services Committee will meet to consider all submissions received on 12 February 2020 and Full Council on 25 February 2020.

Copies of all correspondence, representations made by individuals and other organisations sent to the (Acting) Returning in connection with the review and any minutes of council meetings held during the review process will be published and made available for public inspection.

Related documents: Scope and Criteria, Review Notice, Review Timetable and List of current Polling Places and Stations can be downloaded below.

Polling District Review 2019 - Scope and Criteria (pdf)

Polling District Review Notice (pdf)

Polling District Review Timetable (pdf)

List of Polling Districts and Places (pdf)


The results of previous county, district and parish council elections are published on the Local Elections page.

The results of previous Parliamentary elections are published on the General Elections page.

The results of previous Police and Crime Commissioner elections are published on the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections page.

The results of previous referenda are published on the Referenda page.

The results of previous European Parliamentary elections are published on the European Elections page.

If you wish to contact an officer for information about Electoral Registration or Elections please see the Officer Contact Page.


Referendum Petition Notice

The attached notice shows the number of local government electors necessary to hold a referendum on an elected mayor.

Referendum Petition Notice (February 2019) (pdf)


Returning Officer

The Returning Officer is the person who has the overall responsibility for the conduct of elections. The Returning Officer is an officer of the Council who is appointed under the Representation of the People Act 1983, although appointed by the council the role of the Returning Officer is one of a personal nature and distinct and separate from their duties as an employee of the council. The Returning Officer is responsible for:

  • the nomination process for candidates and political parties
  • provision and notification of polling stations
  • appointment of Presiding Officers and polling clerks
  • appropriate administration and security of polling stations
  • preparation of all ballot papers
  • the actual count and declaration of results
  • issue, receipt and counting of postal ballot papers
  • all candidates' election expenses returns
  • presentation of final account and,
  • reclamation of funding from external bodies as prescribed

At Three Rivers District Council, The Chief Executive has the following appointments:

  • District and Parish Council elections – Returning Officer
  • County Council elections – Deputy Returning Officer
  • Parliamentary (General) elections – Acting Returning Officer
  • European elections – Local Returning Officer

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