You can now apply online please use this link to register your application to register your application. Please note that you will be asked for your date of birth and national insurance number so please have this to hand.
To learn more about the register and the difference between the open (edited) and electoral (full) registers please view this document Information on the Electoral Register [7kb]
The following people are eligible to vote:
For further information on the different types of electors, elections and who can vote in what in what election, please view this document Information on registering to vote [63kb]
If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by post, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list. To request a postal application form please download a form for a postal vote application form. The closing date for postal vote applications is the 18 April 2017 at 5pm for the county Council Election.
Any person who is included in the Register of Electors can apply for a postal vote. A postal voter is an elector to whom the Returning Officer sends a ballot paper through the normal post, together with necessary return envelopes and other documents a few days before polling day. Having received their postal ballot paper(s) they need to be completed, along with any accompanying paperwork in the privacy of their own home and then returns the papers through the normal post to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet by the close of poll on the day of the election. Postal voters CANNOT vote at the polling station however their completed postal packs can be handed in at a polling station. If a person loses or spoils their postal ballot papers after receiving them, the Electoral Services Team at the District Council need to contacted immediately.
If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by proxy, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list. To request a proxy application form please download a form for a proxy vote application. The closing date for proxy vote applications is the 25 April 2017 at 5pm for the county Council Election.
Any person who is included in the Register of Electors can appoint another person on the register to vote on their behalf; this person is than non a as a proxy voter. The number of people that a proxy can vote on behalf of is restricted if the proxy is not related to the applicant. However if the proxy is directly related i.e. mother, father, brother or sister the proxy is able to vote on behalf of them all. All proxy vote application must be received by 5pm, 6 working days before polling day. However proxy applications on medical grounds can be applied for up to 5pm on polling day.