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Somerset County Council Elections

On 4th May 2017, Somerset County Council will be electing its entire council, here in Sedgemoor we will be electing across 12 divisions. You can find out all about the candidates and timetables as they are available.

Information about Somerset County Council and becoming a County Councillor can be found here:SCC Elections Page

Information regarding the electoral process can be found via The Electoral Commission: Candidate Information - Electoral Commission

if you you require nomination forms please contact Electoral Services (contact details below) or visit The Electoral Commission: Electoral Commission

Key dates for the County Council Elections on 4th May 2017 are:

  • 20th March 2017 - Publication of Notice of Election (this is also when the pre election period starts)
  • 4th April 2017 (4pm) - Receipt of nominations from candidates for potential election as County Councillor
  • 13th April 2017 - Last day to register to vote
  • 18th April 2017 (5pm) - Last day for new applications to vote by post or change any existing  absent vote details
  • 25th April 2017 - Notice of Poll published
  • 25th April 2017 (5pm) - Last day for new applications to vote by proxy
  • 4th May 2017 - Polling Day 7:00am - 10:00pm

The Notice of Election can be found here: pdf icon Notice of Election -Somerset County Council Elections [61kb]

The Statement of Persons Nominated can be found here: pdf icon Statement of Persons Nominated - Somerset County Council 2017 [151kb]

The appointment of election agents can be found here: pdf icon Appointment of Election Agents - Somerset County Council 2017 [69kb]

The Notice of Poll combined with the situation of polling stations can be found here: pdf icon Notice of Poll - May 2017 [152kb]

To be eligible to vote in the County Council Elections you need to be:

  • 18+ years old on or before polling day
  • British, Irish, a European citizen or a Commonwealth citizen
  • You can register to vote by using this link: Register to vote

Where is my polling station?

Follow this link Where is my polling station? and enter your postcode to find out which polling station you need to go to





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