Electoral Services are responsible for preparation and annual publication of the Register of Electors , as well the maintaining and up-dating the Register during the year through the rolling registration procedures.
Electoral Services organises all elections for local Parish, District, County, UK Parliamentary, European Parliamentary, Police and Crime Commissioner and referendums. District Council Elections take place in three out of four years (a third of the councillors are elected at each time). The next scheduled District and Parish Council elections will be held in May 2018.
Electoral Services organises all the polling stations, staff and ballot papers to ensure the smooth running of the elections. It also processes all applications to vote by post or proxy and maintains the absent voters lists.
The overall aim of the service is to manage the electoral registration and election process in a transparent, accountable and innovative manner, to ensure that local people are fully able to exercise their right to vote and influence decisions that affect their lives.