Town Clerk's Office, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD


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The next elections for the whole of the Town Council will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024 and Councillors will then serve a five year term. The elections in 2029 will then revert to a four year term.

Become a Councillor

If you would like to spare a few hours a week supporting and representing your community, by standing for election, please follow this link to find out if you are eligible and please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council for information about what we do and what is involved. This link provides some answers to questions you might have about the role and it is worth taking a look at our Services tab and the drop-down menu. You may also wish to attend some council meetings between now and submitting your nomination papers, to make sure this is something you would like to do. Please visit the Meetings page for the dates and times of our meetings.

This Electoral Commission also provides a useful publication to read.

Information Evening for Prospective Councillors

Please come along to one of our information evenings on 15th January 2024 and 19th February 2024 at 6pm in the Corn Exchange. Both sessions are informal, offer an opportunity to discuss the role with both existing Councillors and staff, and a council meeting will follow at 7pm. You are welcome to stay for the meeting, so you can see how it works.

Register to Vote

Please follow this link to register to vote online so you can exercise your right to vote in local and general elections.

Photo ID for Voting Purposes

Please follow this link to check you have the correct form of photo identification for voting in the May elections. If not, you can apply for a voting certificate.

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