taunton local elections

See who is nominated for local elections

The list of people nominated for election for the 59 seats on Somerset West and Taunton Council is now published and is available on the Somerset West & Taunton website.

The list of those nominated for town and parish councils is will soon be available on the same link.

If you have not yet registered to vote, Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging you to do so before the 12 April deadline.

Registering to vote is easy to do and only takes a few minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

If you want to apply for a postal vote the deadline is 5pm on Monday April 15. You will receive a ballot paper and Postal Vote Statement. You should sign it and give your date of birth. We check this against the signature and date of birth on your application form so that nobody else can use your vote.

Make sure you send back your postal vote so it arrives by Election Day –Thursday May 2. If it arrives after voting closes, it will not be counted. If it is too late to post back, you can hand it in at your local polling station or to your local council office on May 2 as long as it is for the same electoral area.

The deadline for proxy voting applications is 5pm on Wednesday April 24. Voting by proxy means that you can appoint someone to vote for you if you can’t get to your local polling station on Election Day – Thursday May 2.

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