Somerset County Council Elections

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Somerset County Council Elections

2nd May 2013 - Somerset County Council Election Results

The County Council elections are held every four years using the first past the post system. The last elections were in 2009 and the next elections will be held on 2 May 2013.

Elections to councils are usually held on the first Thursday in May in any given year. However, Parliament can decide to move the day of local government elections in England. The organisation of elections is undertaken on the County Council's behalf by the five District Councils in Somerset.

Key dates for the County Council Elections

26 March - Publication of Notice of Election (pre-election period starts)

noon 5 April - Receipt of nominations from candidates for potential election as a County Councillor

17 April - Last day to register to vote

17 April - Last day to apply for a postal vote

24 April - Last day to apply for a proxy vote

24 April - Notice of Poll published

2 May - Polling Day (7am to 10pm)

3 May - Announcement of election results on SCC's website 

 

Notices of Poll

Blackmoor Vale

Brympton

Castle Cary

Chard North

Chard South

Crewkerne

Curry Rivel and Langport

Ilminster

Martock

Somerton

South Petherton and Islemoor

Wincanton and Bruton

Yeovil Central

Yeovil East

Yeovil South

Yeovil West

 

Coker Division - Now to be held on 16th May following the death of a Candidate

Statement as to Persons Nominated

30th April - Last day to register to vote

30th April - Last day to apply for a postal vote

8th May - Last day to apply for a proxy vote

 

Useful Links:

How to become a Councillor, 2013 elections and by-elections

Candidates for Somerset County Council election - South Somerset division