What is a parish poll?
Parish polls provide an opportunity for local people to express an opinion on a specific subject.
How are parish polls different from a normal election?
- You can only vote on polling day. There are no postal or proxy votes for a Parish Poll.
- We don't issue poll cards.
- Polls open at 4pm and close at 9pm.
- Parish Polls can't be held on the same day as other elections.
- The cost of holding the poll is met by the parish council.
- It will ask you a question - which you will be able to answer either yes or no.
- The result is not necessarily binding.
For details of parish polls held in the district please see the Previous parish polls page.