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Elections 2022

This page details elections for 2022, including the Somerset County Council and City, Town and Parish elections in May.

 

 

23 June 2022

Due the insufficient number of candidates being received for 5 May election, the following elections were re-run:

Icon for pdf Parish Notice of Election - 23 June 2022 [116.02KB]

Buckland Dinham

Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated - Buckland Dinham [133.21KB]

Icon for pdf Declaration of Uncontested Election - Buckland Dinham Parish Council [147.11KB]

Great Elm

Icon for pdf Statement of No Persons Nominated - Great Elm [95.74KB]

Ston Easton

Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated - Ston Easton [112.61KB]

Icon for pdf Declaration of Uncontested Election - Ston Easton Parish Council [140.79KB]

Trudoxhill

Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated - Trudoxhill [134.43KB]

Icon for pdf Declaration of Uncontested Election - Trudoxhill Parish Council [148.12KB]

 

5 May 2022

The Government has set out its proposals for the election of 110 councillors for Somerset Council to be held on 5 May 2022. The Government is also proposing for elections to also be held on the same day for all parish, town and city councils across Somerset.

Somerset County Council Information on the May 2022 elections

Notice of Election

Icon for pdf Somerset County Council Notice of Election 2022 [108.28KB]
Icon for pdf Somerset County Council Appointment of Election Agents [228.15KB]
Icon for pdf City, Town and Parish Notice of Election 2022 [124.3KB]
Icon for word Nomination pack parish council election 23 June 2022 [89.21KB]
 

Statement of Persons Nominated

Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated for Somerset County Council Election 2022 [82.81KB]
Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated for City, Town and Parish Election 2022 [382.38KB]

Notice of Elections Agents

Icon for pdf Somerset County Council Appointment of Election Agents [228.15KB]
Icon for pdf Electoral Commission [72.65KB]

Section 39 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 requires that where there are insufficient candidates, the Returning Officer has to run another election within 35 days (excluding weekends and bank holidays) of the original date.  This applies to the following Parish Councils:

To view all of the Statement of Persons Nominated please go to the Somerset County Council website.

Key Dates:

Notice of Election by Monday 21 March
Deadline for candidates' nominations by 4pm Tuesday 5 April 2022 
Statement of Persons Nominated published by 4pm on Wednesday 6 April
Deadline to register to vote on 14 April 
Close of postal vote applications on 19 April 2022
Notice of Poll  by Tuesday 26 April
Polling Day on Thursday 5 May 2022
Results of Poll on Friday 6  May and Saturday 7 May 2022

Somerset County Council Elections 2022

These elections will put in place 110 councillors who will serve a five year term. For their first year, the councillors will take responsibility for all current County Council services and oversee the local government reorganisation to establish a single unitary council on 1 April 2023.

City, Town and Parish Elections 2022

An election of City, Town and Parish Councillors is to be held for the Parishes and Wards of Parishes in Mendip on the 5th May 2022.

Pre-election Guidance for Elected Members and Local Authority Staff

Formal notice of the Somerset County Council and City, Town and Parish Council elections will be published on 21 March 2022.

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