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Great Yarmouth Borough Council reminds electors about election deadlines

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is reminding voters who are not currently on the electoral register to sign up now if they wish to take part in the Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner elections, on Thursday, May 6.

In addition to these two county-wide elections, there will be by-elections for one seat in both the Claydon ward and Ormesby ward of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, plus by-elections in the Ormesby ward and the Scratby ward of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Council.

The last date for registering to vote is Monday, April 19. Voters will have the usual range of options for casting their ballot - in person, by post, or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications is 5pm on April 20, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on April 27. The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm on April 27. Postal votes must be returned specifically to the Electoral Services Team at the Town Hall.

Registering to vote is easiest online via You can apply for a postal vote by completing the form available at

Alternatively, paper copies of these forms can be requested by contacting the local Elections Team via 01493 846327 or For more information about eligibility to vote, visit

Last modified on 10 May 2023

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