How can I vote in the town and parish council elections on 2 May 2019?

How do I register to vote?

If you’re not registered to vote, go to GOV.UK/register-to-vote.

Note: You’ll need your National Insurance number and date of birth in order to register. 

Please be aware the deadline for registering to be in time to vote at the 2 May election was 12 April 2019.

When can I expect to receive my poll card?

Poll cards were sent on 18 March 2019. Late ones (additions to the electoral register after 3 March) went out on 16 April 2019. You do not need your poll card in order to vote. If you misplace your poll card you can vote by confirming your name and address at your polling station.

If you don't receive a poll card, you may not be on the electoral register. Please contact us to check.

To find out where your polling station is, see List of polling stations or Where do I vote?

How can I apply for, or make changes to an existing postal vote?

The deadline for applying for a postal vote to be in time to vote at the 2 May elections was 12 April 2019.

How can I apply for a proxy vote?

If you’re going to be away on 2 May 2019 but you’d like to nominate someone to vote on your behalf, please contact us for an application form. The deadline for returned forms is 5.00pm, Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

When will the verification and count of ballot papers take place?

The verification of votes will take place from 10:00pm on Thursday, 2 May 2019, followed by the count from 9:30am on Friday, 3 May 2019 at our offices, at Phoenix House, Tiverton.

Who's been nominated to stand for election?

Contested towns and parishes

Where there are more candidates than there are seats up for election, there will be a poll on 2 May 2019.

For a full list of candidates nominated for election as a town or parish councillor, see the Statement of Persons Nominated.

Uncontested towns and parishes

Where there are an equal number or fewer candidates than there are seats up for election, there will not be a poll on 2 May 2019 for these areas.

For a full list of candidates in uncontested areas in the town and parishes, see Uncontested Election Result.

 

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