Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is currently undertaking a review of Polling Districts and Polling Places within the Na h-Eileanan an Iar area.  The review will particularly focus on the suitability of premises or facilities for persons with any type of disability.

Why We Are Consulting

In accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983, as amended, and further amended by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, all polling districts and polling places should be reviewed at least every 4 years.

What Happens Next

The Comhairle would welcome any comments from electors who are registered within the constituency.  As well as the general public, the Comhairle will seek input from Community Councils, Elected Members, Political Parties, MP/MSP, Disability Groups and the Third Sector.

There were no responses for initial comments on the existing polling scheme by the closing date of 14 August 2020.  The next stage in the process is the publication of the Comhairle’s draft proposals and the Returning Officer’s comments.  There is a further opportunity to make representations on these by 5.00pm on Friday 18 September 2020.  Further details on the consultation are available on the links below.

Comments and representations may be made in writing to Derek Mackay, Governance and Elections Manager, Chief Executive’s Department, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW or via email to

All responses should be made by 5.00pm on Friday 18 September 2020.  The final proposals will be reported to the Comhairle on 30 September 2020.


  • Contact:
  • Derek Mackay
  • Governance and Elections Manager,
    Chief Executive’s Department
    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
    Sandwick Road
    Isle of Lewis
    HS1 2BW

Equalities Monitoring

Please complete our Equalities Monitoring Form:

Equalities Monitoring Form

This is used by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to provide essential statistical information about who participates in our consultations.

The data is managed confidentially, is not personally attributable, and is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act.