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Community/Town Council Elections 2017

There are 735 Community/Town Councils in Wales covering approximately 70% of the population. Community/Town Councils are responsible to their electorate for delivering a wide range of services.

If you have a Community/Town Council where you live contested elections will be held on the same day as the Local Government elections, Thursday 4 May 2017. There are currently 24 Community/Town Councils in the City and County of Swansea.

For further information about Community/Town Councils and the role of Community & Town Councillors please visit the One Voice Wales website.

To find out the contact details of your Community/Town Council please click here.

How are Community Councillors elected?

Those people entitled to vote will receive a ballot paper listing all the candidates standing to be a Community Councillor in their area. People will be asked to vote for more than one candidate depending on the number of vacancies within the area they live.

People can vote in person at their local Polling Station or they can apply to vote by post or proxy.

Who can vote in the Community/Town Council Elections?

You can vote in Community/Town Council elections (providing you live in an area with a Community/Town Council) if you have registered to vote in time for the election, are aged 18 or over and are:

  • a British Citizen living in the UK
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK*
  • a citizen of the Irish Republic living in the UK
  • a European Union citizen living in the UK
  • registered to vote as a Crown Servant
  • registered to vote as a service voter

*Commonwealth citizens must live in the UK and have leave to remain, or not require such leave.

Who cannot vote in the Community/Town Council Elections?

A British citizen living abroad and registered to vote as an overseas elector.

To find out who the candidates are, how to vote and more, please visit the sections below:

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