Parish polls arise from provisions contained in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), and occur as a result of a parish or community meeting. A poll may be held either in respect of a question or of an appointment to an office.
However, the result of a parish poll is not binding on the parish or the principal council.
At the parish or community meeting, either 10 electors or one third of electors present and voting, whichever is less, may demand a poll on a question or the appointment to an office. The request for a poll cannot be subject to a vote at the meeting. If a poll is demanded on a question, the wording of the question can be voted upon.
For further information, please contact Election Services: