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Council hosts sessions in preparation for upcoming local elections

Prospective candidates and agents for the parish council elections on Thursday, May 4, are invited to attend a briefing session on Thursday, March 16, at 6pm in the Supper Room at the Town Hall.

A man ticking a box to vote

The session, which is being hosted by the council's elections team, will provide useful information on local arrangements and the election timetables, as well as advice about the required qualifications, disqualifications, nominations, agents, Voter ID requirements and key contact details.

It will also provide an opportunity for people to discuss the new requirements brought in by the Elections Act 2022 and to answer any questions people may have regarding being a parish councillor.

To confirm attendance, please register for the event.

This year, for the first time, everyone in England will need to show photographic ID to vote. Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID can apply for free online ID. Anyone needing help with applying for the free ID or want to request an application form, can contact the GYBC electoral services team on 01493 846327 or via

The council is also running pop-up sessions to help those who don't have the necessary ID, to promote registering to vote and provide advice on postal votes. The sessions will take place at Gorleston Library on March 21 and 22 from 10am until 4pm and at Market Gates in Great Yarmouth on March 29 and 30 from 10am until 4pm.

Denise Wilby, Great Yarmouth Borough Council's licensing and electoral services manager, said: "As the elections draw closer, we are keen to make sure that those who want to vote have an accepted form of ID.

"Residents who do not have one of the accepted forms of ID and need some assistance with applying are encouraged to attend one of our drop in sessions."

Last modified on 12 February 2024

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