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Welcome to
West Somerset Council

Elections & Voting

The Council is involved in the organisation of all elections that are required to be held, although the appropriate Returning Officer has a personal responsibility for each election. 

What do Electoral Services do?

  • Dealing with nominations of candidates
  • Producing ballot papers
  • Producing poll cards
  • Booking premises to use as polling stations
  • Recruitment and selection of staff to work at the polling stations or to count the votes
  • The issue of postal votes and proxy poll cards
  • Counting the votes
  • The upkeep of statistics
  • Organising the Register of Electors

Contact the Taunton Deane and West Somerset Shared Electoral Services Office

West Somerset House
Killick Way

Telephone: 01643 703704