Somerset County Council



County Council Elections 

County Council elections are held every 4 years using the first past the post system.

The next County Council elections will be held on 4 May 2017.

List of candidates 

You can see a full list of candidates for the County Council elections 2017 on our elections results page or find the Statement of Persons Nominated here 

Find election results from the last County Council election, held on 2 May 2013

Find details of how to become a County Councillor 

County Council Elections

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. If you require any more information about the process and timetable for the elections, you should contact the relevant District Council for the area you live in.

A detailed timetable (known as the Notice of Election) gives the process for submitting nominations and guidance for candidates will be published around two months before the election by the relevant District Council. The Notice of Election gives the relevant dates and deadlines and explains what needs to be done and who to contact. The initial point of contact at District Councils is the Democratic Services or Electoral Services Team, acting as the Deputy Returning Officer.

Registering to vote
You can register to vote on the website 

Or contact the Elections Officer at your District Council

Mendip – 0300 303 8588
Sedgemoor – 0300 303 7800
South Somerset - 01935 462462
Taunton Deane – 01823 356356
West Somerset – 01643 703704

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