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Register to vote in Taunton Town Council elections

10 February 2023 : Council news, Community, Elections and voting

Voters in the Taunton area are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote so they can take part in electing the new Taunton Town Council on 4 May.

It’s quick and easy to register to vote, but after the deadline of 17 April, it will be too late for the 4 May election.

The call for voters to sign up aims to encourage as many people as possible to register before the elections taking place this year for the first parish-level council in Taunton for almost 50 years.

Research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote. So, if you fall into one of these categories it is doubly important to make sure you’re registered correctly.

It takes around five minutes to register – just make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand. It is easy to register online, or you can download a paper form.

This year voters will also need Voter ID if planning to vote in person at a polling station. Accepted forms if ID include: passport; driving licence; an older person’s bus pass. More details are available here

You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you. The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.

Voter Authority Certificates are available for eligible voters without acceptable ID.

Applications can be made online, by post or in person. Help and advice is available from Somerset West and Taunton’s electoral team on 01823 358692.

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