Look out for your poll cards

    Look out for your poll cards

    Look out for your poll cards

    Thursday 23 March 2017

    Polling cards will be arriving through residents’ letterboxes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset over the next couple of days for all those eligible to vote at the Somerset County Council elections on 4 May.

    Your poll card details where your polling station is and also how you can make arrangements for a postal or proxy vote. Anyone can apply for a postal vote, whatever their reason, so long as they submit an application form to the councils’ joint election team before 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April. The deadline for a proxy vote application is 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April.

    Postal vote packs will be sent out from Wednesday 19 April to those residents who have applied to vote by post.

    If you don’t receive your polling card in the coming days, you should check that you are actually on the Electoral Register by contacting Taunton Deane and West Somerset’s elections team on 01984 635276. The deadline for registration is midnight on 13 April.

    Elisa Day, the councils’ electoral services manager, said, “Polling cards should be arriving through letterboxes in Taunton Deane and West Somerset in the coming days and I would like to remind local people who have registered to vote that there is still plenty of time to register for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

    “If you haven’t yet registered to vote, there’s still time – just go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before Thursday 13 April. It’s a straightforward process that only takes a few minutes to complete.

    “If you don’t receive your polling card or have any queries about how to vote, then please contact our elections team who will be happy to help.”

    ENDS

    Released jointly on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

    Contact:

    Debbie Rundle Media & Communications officer 10823 356407 or 01984 635280