About Electoral Services


Future elections

  • The next general election has to be held on or before 28 January 2025
  • Police and Crime Commissioners (every 4 years) – May 2024
  • Somerset Council Elections and Town and Parish Council Elections (every 4 years) – May 2027

The Electoral Services Team is responsible for maintaining the Register of Electors and running elections, ensuring that they are carried out in accordance with the law. You can only vote if your name is included in the register. It is also much more difficult to obtain credit if your name is not on the register as it is often used as ‘proof of residency’.

Working at an election

Find out about how you can get involved and register your interest in a role

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