New wards for May 2016 elections

On Thursday, 5th May, 2016 there will be 3 elections for voters registered in St George:
– Bristol Mayoral
– Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
– Bristol local elections for councillors

The Bristol Mayoral and the Police and Crime Commissioner elections will use a supplementary voting system.

The local elections will be decided by simple majorities also known as the “first past the post” system.

In St George there will be 3 new wards.  These were first described on this website last year
www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/new-council-wards-for-st-george-from-2016

wards

These wards can now be seen on the Bristol City Council Pinpoint Mapping System.  Just click on the images below to view larger versions of the maps that you can enlarge or shrink.  The wards are:

St George West – a ward represented by 1 councillor

St George West
St George Central – a ward represented by 2 councillors

boundary - St George Central

  • St George Troopers Hill – a ward represented by 1 councillor

boundary - St George Troopers Hill

To register to vote

If you wish to register to vote please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Will you be away from home on Thursday, 5th May?

You can register for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

Where do I vote? 

You will receive a card through the post telling you where to vote, which will be a polling station set up in your local polling area.  If you live in the St George Neighbourhood Partnership area  this map shows polling stations with a pink or blue square with a cross for each polling area, outlined in a broken red line.

cross polling station

Would you like to become a councillor?

The council is under-represented in terms of age, ethnicity and sexuality, as are many public bodies.  On Bristol City Council’s website there is general information about becoming a councillor  and information that is more directly aimed at women and also includes information that is of use to parents.

 

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