North Devon district and parish elections are just around the corner – have your say

Posted on: 18 April 2019

Election day for the North Devon district and parish elections is just around the corner so North Devon residents are being reminded to make sure they’re ready to have their say.

On Thursday 2 May, polling stations will be open across the district from 7am – 10pm. Following a recent parish boundary review and review of electoral wards across the North Devon district, residents are being reminded to check the location of their polling station for any changes which will be printed on their polling card. Polling cards have already been sent out to residents across the district who are on the register.

As well as this, following the review some parish boundaries have changed and some residents will now be voting for different parish councils than they have in the past. The areas affected are:

  • Mill on the Mole, South Molton – move to South Molton parish and district ward
  • Westacott, Landkey – move to Barnstaple’s  Forches  parish ward and  Barnstaple  with Westacott  district ward
  • Mount Sandford Green, Landkey –  move to Barnstaple Newport  parish ward and Newport district  ward
  • Gunn – move to Goodleigh parish

Due to the sad passing of Councillor Walter White, the Chittlehampton district ward election will be delayed until Thursday 13 June. All voters in the Chittlehampton ward will receive a letter with full details of the change.
Electoral Services Manager at North Devon Council, Judith Dark, says: “We hope to see lots of North Devon residents voting on election day. It’s your opportunity to have your say about who represents you and your area on local issues that matter to you.

“Following a recent review some changes have been made to the location of some polling stations and boundaries in the North Devon district to better meet the needs of residents. Because of this it’s really important to check and make sure you know where your polling station is.

“To vote on the day you don’t need to take your poll card to the polling station but it does help our Poll Clerks find you quicker on the register.”

Residents who have applied for a postal vote need to return them as soon as possible to the Returning Officer at the council or they can be handed in to a polling station within the North Devon district on election day.

The location of polling stations for any property in the North Devon district can also be checked in the ‘my neighbourhood‘ section of the council website.

Following the elections and counting of the votes, full results will be available on the voting and elections pages of the council website.

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