Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2020

Notice is hereby given that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is to undertake a review of Polling Districts and Polling Places within the Na h-Eileanan an Iar area in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983, as amended by the Electoral Administration Act 2006.

The Comhairle would welcome any comments from electors who are registered within the above parliamentary constituency and those persons or bodies who have particular expertise in relation to premises or facilities for persons with any type of disability.  Representations should, if possible, suggest alternative arrangements to be considered.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, details of the existing arrangements are not available for inspection at the main Council Offices in Stornoway, Tarbert, Balivanich and Barra i.e.

  • List of current Polling Districts and Polling Places.
  • Map of Polling Districts.

However, these and further details of the review can be found on the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places webpage or by contacting the Election Office

Review Timetable
20 July 2020 Commencement of review/existing polling scheme available for inspection
14 August 2020 Closing date for initial comments on existing polling scheme
21 August 2020 Publication of the Comhairle’s draft proposals and Returning Officer’s comments (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
18 September 2020 Closing date for representations on the draft proposals
30 September 2020 Final proposal submitted to Comhairle
5 October 2020

Publication of the outcome of the review

How to Respond

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 14 August 2020.  The draft proposals and Returning Officer’s comments will be published on 21 August 2020 and there will be a further opportunity to make representations.