Polling place review

Consultation on a review of polling districts and polling places in the East Ayrshire area took place between 1 October 2018 and 23 November 2018.

A report was considered by Council at its meeting on 28 March 2019 and the new polling scheme has now been approved and will come into effect on 1 July 2019 to coincide with the publication of the new electoral register.  If you require a paper copy of any of these documents please get in touch.

There are no changes to polling district boundaries but there are a number of areas where we are combining polling districts under one Electoral Register to streamline the voting process on polling day.

Ward 1 - Annick

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E101

Dunlop Public Hall, Main Street, Dunlop

No change proposed

E102

Nether Robertland Primary School, Pokelly Place, Stewarton

No change proposed

E103

Nether Robertland Primary School, Pokelly Place, Stewarton   

No change proposed

E104

Lainshaw Primary School, Kilwinning Road, Stewarton

No change proposed

E105

John Knox Church Hall, High Street, Stewarton

Stewarton Area Centre

E106

Lainshaw Primary School, High Street, Stewarton

No change proposed

E107

Lainshaw Primary School, High Street, Stewarton

No change proposed

E108

Kilmaurs Primary School, Sunnyside, Kilmaurs

No change proposed

E109

John Fulton Hall, 91 Main Road, Fenwick

No change proposed

E110

Galston Community Education Centre, 34 Orchard Street, Galston

No change proposed

Ward 2 - Kilmarnock North

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E201

St John's Parish Church, Wardneuk Drive, Kilmarnock

NWKLEUS (former Onthank Community Centre), Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock 

E202

St John's Parish Church, Wardneuk Drive, Kilmarnock

NWKLEUS (former Onthank Community Centre), Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock

E203

Hillhead Primary School, Kilmaurs Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E204

Hillhead Primary School, Kilmaurs Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E205

NWKLEUS (former Onthank Community Centre), Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E206

NWKLEUS (former Onthank Community Centre), Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

Ward 3 - Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E301

Pavilion, Knockentiber

No change proposed

E302

Crosshouse Church, Kilmarnock Road, Crosshouse

Crosshouse Primary School, Playingfield Road, Crosshouse

E303

Gatehead Hall, Fairlie View, Gatehead

No change proposed

E304

St Joseph's Church, Hill Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E305

Bonnyton Community Centre, Garrier Place, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E306

St Joseph's Church, Hill Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E307

Sir Alexander Fleming Centre, Woodstock Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E308

Sir Alexander Fleming Centre, Woodstock Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E309

Bonnyton Community Centre, Garrier Place, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E310

Sir Alexander Fleming Centre, Woodstock Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E311

ATC Hall, Mews Lane, Kilmarnock

Gargieston Primary School, 190 Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock

E312

ATC Hall, Mews Lane, Kilmarnock

Gargieston Primary School, 190 Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock

E313

Loanhead Primary School, Dick Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E314

St Joseph's Church, Hill Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E315

St Joseph's Church, Hill Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E316

ATC Hall, Mews Lane, Kilmarnock

Gargieston Primary School, 190 Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock

E317

Sir Alexander Fleming Centre, Woodstock Street, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

Ward 4 - Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E401

Loanhead Primary School, Dick Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E402

Loanhead Primary School, Dick Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E403

Take A Bow Opportunity Centre (former New Farm Loch Community Centre), 2A Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E404

Silverwood Primary School, Kennedy Drive, Kilmarnock

Take A Bow Opportunity Centre (former New Farm Loch Community Centre), 2A Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock

E405

Silverwood Primary School, Kennedy Drive, Kilmarnock

Take A Bow Opportunity Centre (former New Farm Loch Community Centre), 2A Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock

E406

Take A Bow Opportunity Centre (former New Farm Loch Community Centre), 2A Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E407

Sakai Karate Club (former Crookedholm Community Centre), Grougar Road, Crookedholm

No change proposed

E408

Hurlford Community Centre, Cessnock Road, Hurlford

No change proposed

E409

Loanhead Primary School, Dick Road, Kilmarnock

No change proposed

E410

Hurlford Community Centre, Cessnock Road, Hurlford

No change proposed

E411

Silverwood Primary School, Kennedy Drive, Kilmarnock

Take A Bow Opportunity Centre (former New Farm Loch Community Centre), 2A Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock

Ward 5 - Kilmarnock South

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E501

 Riccarton Nursery, Campbell Street, Kilmarnock

 No change proposed

E502

 Bellfield Primary School, Tinto Avenue, Kilmarnock

 Whatriggs Primary School, Whatriggs Road, Kilmarnock

E503

 Shortlees Community Centre, Blacksyke Avenue, Kilmarnock

 No change proposed 

E504

 Kirkstyle Primary School, Carron Avenue, Kilmarnock

 No change proposed

E505

 Bellfield Primary School, Tinto Avenue, Kilmarnock

 Whatriggs Primary School, Whatriggs Road, Kilmarnock

Ward 6 - Irvine Valley

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E601

St Sophia's Primary School, Nelville Drive, Kilmarnock

 No change proposed subject to the outcome of the current consultation to address condition and suitability issues at St Sophia’s Primary School

E602

Newmilns Primary School, Loudoun Road, Newmilns

 No change proposed

E603

Morton Hall, Main Street, Newmilns

 Darvel Town Hall 

E604

Morton Hall, Main Street, Newmilns

 No change proposed

E605

Galston Community Education Centre, 34 Orchard Street, Galston

 No change proposed 

E606

Galston Community Education Centre, 34 Orchard Street, Galston

 No change proposed 

E607

Darvel Town Hall, West Main Street, Darvel

 No change proposed 

Ward 7 - Ballochmyle

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E701

 Mauchline Games Hall, 31 Kilmarnock Road, Mauchline 

 No change proposed

E702

 Sorn Old Folk's Cabin, Main Street, Sorn

 No change proposed

E703

 Mauchline Games Hall, 31 Kilmarnock Road, Mauchline

 No change proposed

E704

 Catrine Nursery School, Newton Street, Catrine

 No change proposed

E705

 Muirkirk Games Hall, 21A Pagan Walk, Muirkirk

 Muirkirk Community Centre, Burns Avenue, Muirkirk

E706

 Logan Primary School, Logangate Terrace, Logan

 No change proposed

E707

 Logan Primary School, Logangate Terrace, Logan

 No change proposed

E708

 The Boswell Centre, Well Road, Auchinleck

 No change proposed

E709

 Mauchline Games Hall, 31 Kilmarnock Road, Mauchline

 No change proposed

E710

 Mauchline Games Hall, 31 Kilmarnock Road, Mauchline

 No change proposed

Ward 8 - Cumnock and New Cumnock

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E801

Ochiltree Primary School, Main Street, Ochiltree

 No change proposed

E802

Netherthird Community Centre, Ryderston Drive, Cumnock                       

 No change proposed

E803

Cumnock Town Hall, 62 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock

 No change proposed

E804

Cumnock Town Hall, 62 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock

 No change proposed

E805

New Cumnock Primary School, The Castle, New Cumnock

 No change proposed

E806

New Cumnock Primary School, The Castle, New Cumnock

 No change proposed

E807

Ochiltree Primary School, Main Street, Ochiltree

 No change proposed

E808

Cumnock Town Hall, 62 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock

 No change proposed

Ward 9 - Doon Valley

ReferenceCurrent Polling PlaceProposed Polling Place

E901

Stair Community Centre, Trabboch, Mauchline

 No change proposed

E902

Drongan Primary School Community Wing, Milmannoch Avenue, Drongan

 No change proposed

E903

Rankinston Community Centre, Littlemill Place, Rankinston

 No change proposed

E904

Dalrymple Primary School Community Wing, Hill View, Dalrymple

 No change proposed

E905

Patna Community Centre, Doonside Avenue, Patna

 No change proposed

E906

Dalmellington Community Centre, Ayr Road, Dalmellington

 No change proposed

E907

Bellsbank Primary School, Craiglea Crescent, Dalmellington

 No change proposed

Appeals against the decision of East Ayrshire Council

The outcome of the review was considered by East Ayrshire Council at its meeting held on 28 March 2019.

An appeal can only be made on the grounds that the local authority's review did not:

  • meet the reasonable requirements of electors in the constituency
  • take sufficient account of disabled access to polling stations

Right to appeal

Following a local authority's review, certain persons have a right to appeal:

  • 30 or more electors in the constituency
  • a person who made representation under Schedule A1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983. This includes an elector in a constituency in the local authority's area who previously made representations to the local authority
  • a person who is not an elector in a constituency in the authority's area but who the Electoral Commission thinks has either sufficient interest in disabled access to polling places in the area or particular expertise in disabled access to premises and facilities

Appeals should be made directly to the Electoral Commission.

If you are one of the persons mentioned above and would like to make an appeal which falls within one or both the grounds mentioned above, you can send your appeal to:

Legal Counsel
The Electoral Commission
3 Bunhill Row
London EV1Y 8YZ
Tel: 020 7271 0500
Email:  appeals@electoralcommission.org.uk 

On the outcome of an appeal, the Electoral Commission may:

  • direct the local authority to make any alterations to the polling places designated by the review
  • make alterations themselves, if the authority fails to make the alterations within two months of the direction being given

Read more information on making an appeal in paragraph 7 of the Electoral Commission's guidance.

Contact Information

Democratic Services
Telephone: 01563 576147
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