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Guide Elections

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12. Parish polls

Parish polls arise from provisions contained in Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and occur as a result of a parish or community meeting.

The object of a poll is to check that an opinion expressed by a parish meeting is that of the majority of the electors.

A poll may be held either in respect of a question or of an appointment to an office. However, the result of the poll is not binding on the parish.

Further information about Parish polls

The next parish poll is due to take place on Wednesday 20 April 2016 in Exmouth.

Timetable

Notice of Poll

List of streets and polling stations