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Town Council elections are held every four years. The next town council and district council elections will be taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019.
The elections for town council are organised by Mendip District Council. The elections section of their website is http://www.mendip.gov.uk/mendipelections . The Electoral Commission regulates and provides guidance over the whole of the UK. Their website is https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/. Click here to see the official notices of election.
Frome Town Council covers roughly the built-up area of Frome town. It is surrounded by Selwood parish and Berkley parish Councils. There are other parishes like Nunney and Beckington nearby. The town is divided into 8 wards and depending on the size, each ward is represented by one or more Town Councillor. There are 17 Town Councillors in total. For example, if you live in College Ward, you can vote for three candidates in the town election and two candidates in the district election.
Click here to find the ward boundaries in Frome Parish. You can zoom in to your street on the pdf file and see what ward you are in.
The table below lists the wards, the number of councillors who will represent those wards and a list of nominated candidates and their parties. Further details can be found here via Mendip District Council.
|Ward||Number of votes per elector||Candidates and party|
|Frome Town Council election:|
|Berkley Down Ward||3 votes||
|College Ward||3 votes||
|Highpoint Ward||1 vote||
|Innox Ward||1 vote||
|Keyford Ward||3 votes||
|Market Ward||2 votes||
|Oakfield Ward||2 votes||
|Park Ward||2 votes||
|Mendip District Council election:|
|Berkley Down Ward||2 votes||
|College Ward||2 votes||
|Keyford Ward||2 votes||
|Market Ward||2 votes||
|Oakfield Ward||1 vote||
|Park Ward||2 votes||
How to register to vote
You need to register at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote in order to vote. It’s easy and takes a few minutes. You’ll need your national insurance number, your name, address and your date of birth. If you’re stuck, pop into the Town Hall with details and we’ll help you.
You need to be at least 18 years old to be eligible to vote and be any of the following:
- All British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union citizens.
- Members of HM Forces and their spouses
- Crown Servants employed outside the United Kingdom
- European Citizens (but only in European and Local Elections).
- Overseas Electors (but only in Parliamentary and European Elections).
Postal Voting and Proxy Voting
If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by proxy or by post, you can apply to do so by clicking on Mendip District Council’s website here voting by post or here voting by proxy.
You’ll need your date of birth and address handy and the name of your proxy voter.
You must already be on the electoral role. Applications to vote by post close at 5pm on Monday 15th April.
On election day – 2 May
You can vote for both district and town council candidates on the same day at the same polling station. You’ll be sent a polling card in advance of the election and you need to take this along to the polling station in your ward. You will receive two separate polling cards: one for each election. Depending on which ward in the town you live in, you’ll either have one, two or three votes.
It will say on your polling card which one you need to attend for your ward. Alternatively, you can use the list below.
Berkley Down Ward – Frome Football Club
Frome Football Club, The Aldersmith Stadium, Berkley Road, Frome , Somerset BA11 2EH
College Ward – Cricket Club
Frome Cricket Pavilion, Rodden Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2AH
Highpoint Ward – The Mason’s Arms
The Masons Arms, Marston Gate, Frome, Somerset BA11 4DJ
Innox Ward – Cheese and Grain
Frome Cheese & Grain Hall, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE
Keyford Ward – Frome Town Hall OR The Key Centre (Send us a message if you’re not sure!)
Frome Town Hall, Christchurch St. West, Frome, Somerset BA11 1EB
The Community Hall At The Key Centre, Feltham Lane, Frome, Somerset BA11 5AJ
Market Ward – Holy Trinity Church
Frome Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 3DE
Oakfield Ward – Oakfield Academy
Frome Oakfield Academy, Oakfield Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 4JF
Park Ward – Christchurch Parish Hall
Christchurch Parish Hall, Park Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 1EH
Don’t know which ward you’re in? Please visit Mendip District Council’s maps site, enter your postcode and find your ward under the “Your District Councillors” heading: http://maps.mendip.gov.uk/
Send us a message, give us a call or shoot an email to email@example.com if we can help.