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Voting

The voting process is how the general public elect their political representatives at elections held at regular intervals.

Ways to Vote

There are currently three ways to vote.

  • in person at a polling station
  • by post
  • or by proxy (someone else that you nominate fills in your ballot paper for you).

Unless you specifically apply for a postal or proxy vote, your only option is to vote in person at a polling station. Equally, if you have applied for a postal vote you are unable to vote in person. It is possible to cancel a postal vote application provided it is done a few weeks before the election.

Details and a timetable of deadlines (for postal votes applications etc) are provided on the  website before each election.

Who can Vote?

You can only vote if you are:

  • a British, Commonwealth  or European Union Citizen
  • aged 18 or older on election day
  • and you are registered - your name appears on the voters list
Contact the Taunton Deane and West Somerset Shared Electoral Services Office

West Somerset House
Killick Way
Williton
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 4QA

Email: elections@westsomerset.gov.uk
Telephone: 01643 703704