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Electoral services

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1. About electoral services

We play a key role in elections. We are responsible for organising and conducting elections, parish polls and referenda as and when required, which includes dealing with the following:

  • nomination of candidates
  • production of ballot papers
  • sending of poll cards
  • polling stations
  • recruitment of polling station, postal vote and count staff
  • issuing and opening of postal votes
  • verifying and counting the votes
  • maintaining electoral statistics
  • registering people to vote inc. special category electors
  • conducting the annual canvass of electors
  • production and distribution of the register of electors
  • boundary reviews and the implementation of boundary changes
  • implementation of new legislation within statutory timescales

Teignbridge District is divided into 91 Polling Districts which are used to create various ward boundaries:

50 parishes - 43 of these are represented by Town and Parish Councils returning 407 Parish Councillors while the remaining 7 are represented by Parish Meetings,

24 district wards returning 47 District Councillors,

10 Electoral Divisions returning 10 County Councillors,

2 parliamentary constituencies, Newton Abbot and Central Devon, returning 1 Member of Parliament each.