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Types of elections
We organise and manage all the elections for Somerset West and Taunton Council.
We also run other elections within the district on behalf of the South West Region European Parliamentary Constituency and referendums when called by Parliament.
Somerset County Council and your local parish council also employ us to run elections on their behalf.
Here are details of the types of elections that occur.
|Type of election||Representative capacity||Frequency of elections|
|Parliamentary||2 constituencies: Bridgwater and West Somerset and Taunton Deane||Every 5 years (maximum)|
|Somerset County Council||15 divisions||Every 4 years|
|Somerset West and Taunton Council||35 wards||Every 4 years|
|Parish||78 parishes||Every 4 years|