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What is a town council?

A town council is made up of elected and co-opted members that either live or work in the residential area. Residents of the town vote once every 5 years to elect their members to represent the town. 

I need to register to vote!

Who should register?

The electoral register is a list of people who are registered to vote. If you meet the requirements below please register.

  • 16 or over 

  • British or Commonwealth citizen/citizen of the Irish Republic/citizen of another EU state Citizens of EU member states cannot vote in UK Parliamentary elections and must fill in a separate form to vote in the European elections.

  • For details on registering as a service voter or overseas elector, please see the Electoral Commission.

How you can vote

You can vote in person, by post or ask someone to vote on your behalf (proxy vote). 

In person at the polling station

If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you a few days before the election. Your card tells you where your polling station is and when it will be open. You do not need your poll card to vote although it will help the staff at the polling station if you bring it with you. Blaenavon Town Council hold their votes within the Blaenavon Workman's Hall.

Please visit GOV.UK for more information about how to vote in person.

Emergency Proxy Voting

You may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote for employment or medical reasons. To qualify, you will have only been made aware of the circumstances after 5pm six working days before the polling day. You can apply from this time and up to 5pm on polling day itself.

To apply, you must be registered and your appointed proxy must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered to vote

  • Eligable to vote in this particular type of poll

  • Cannot act on behalf of more than two people at any one election, unless they are a close relative

To apply for an emergency proxy please contact the ????????

 If you are applying for a postal or proxy vote during an election timetable which is already running, specific deadline dates will apply.

What is the electoral register?

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications. It is a criminal offence for anyone to supply or use the register for anything else.

Blaenavon Town Council

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