Town Councillors are elected by the public at Local Council Elections and serve four-year terms. The nomination process and appropriate forms (the nomination paper and the candidate’s consent to nomination) must be completed and returned in the prescribed timescales.
Once released, forms for an election will be available from:
- Returning Officer, North Devon Council, the Civic Centre Barnstaple EX31 1EA.
- The Ilfracombe Centre, 44 High Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9QB.
- By clicking here. (Link currently inactive until forms are released)
A ‘casual vacancy’ may arise during the 4 year term (e.g. if an existing councillor resigns). In this instance and dependant on circumstances, a poll may be called or the vacancy may be filled by co-option.