All you need to know with East Devon polling station changes and more

Registered electors will be able to vote in person at a polling station, by postal vote or by proxy at the elections on Thursday, 6 May

Polling Stations

Due to social distancing and other safety measures there may be a change in your polling station.

The changes are to ensure everyone can use a polling station in a Covid-secure way.

Polling cards have been...

New easy read guide helps people with learning disabilities to vote 

An easy read guide for voters with a learning disability has been launched by the Electoral Commission and Mencap, a charity which works with people with a learning disability. The guide has been designed to help those with a learning disability understand how to register and vote in the local elections on Thursday 2 May.

The Commission estimates that 1 in 4 people with a learning...

Council on track to restore confidence in Election Service

The Electoral Commission has just published its report on the General Election 2017 which notes the four key issues with Plymouth City Council’s handling of the election were around poll cards, postal votes, removal of voters from the register and the incorrect declaration at the count. These issues were identified in Dr Smith’s Independent Review, commissioned by the Council, which was...

Plymouth residents urged to check electoral information is correct

Forms are being posted to over 100,000 households across Plymouth as part of the city council's annual electoral canvass, which checks the right people are registered to vote at each address.

The household enquiry form is sent to every household in the UK and it is a legal requirement to check the details listed and respond – even if you have no changes to make.

The information...

Time is running out to register to vote

If you haven’t registered to vote in this year’s local elections yet you have just days left,

The Plymouth City Council elections will take place on Thursday 5 May, along with the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Anyone who wants to vote in these elections and have their say must register by midnight on Monday 18 April.

The list of candidates standing in the...

Register to vote and have your say

Preparations for next year’s elections are already under way and Plymouth City Council wants residents to make sure they’re able to vote and have their say.

More than 116,000 forms have been posted to households across the city as part of the Council’s annual voter registration canvass. Residents are being asked to check the forms and make sure the information listed for people living...

Plymouth turns blue

Plymouth's political map has turned blue this morning, with three Conservative MPs elected.

Johnny Mercer is the new MP for Plymouth Moor View, winning with 16,020 votes against Labour’s Alison Seabeck who came second with 14,994. UKIP’s Penny Mills came third with 9,152 votes.

Oliver Colville has secured a second term as MP for Sutton and Devonport, winning with just 523 votes...

There's still time to register to vote

With just one week to go before the 20 April registration deadline for the general election Plymouth City Council is calling for anyone who isn’t yet registered to go online and do so at www.gov.uk/registertovote

Local and national campaigns have been running over the last few months to remind voters that they can’t take part in the election unless they have registered.


Event to encourage adults with learning disabilities to vote

An event is being held by Plymouth City Council to encourage local adults with learning disabilities to vote in the upcoming local and general elections.

It is being held at the Council House in Armada Way on Tuesday 24 March from 11am to 1.30pm and is open to all adults with learning disabilities in the city.

Those who attend will get the chance to view the Council Chamber,...

Don't lose your voice! Register to vote

Plymouth City Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to go online now to register.

If you are not yet registered to vote, you won’t have the chance to have a say on who represents you. It can also impact on any applications you make for credit. This is because credit reference agencies use the electoral register to confirm where someone lives when they...