RESIDENTS in West Somerset and Taunton Deane should shortly be receiving their poll cards for the upcoming election.

Voting will take place to elect 59 councillors across 35 wards to the new Somerset West and Taunton Council on May 2.

Voters in the area are being asked check their poll cards to ensure they know which polling station to use on the day.

A spokesman for Taunton Deane Borough Council said: "The new Somerset West and Taunton council comes into being on April 1, so residents will be voting for the district councillors who will represent them on the new authority. There will be 59 councillors in 35 wards.

"You don’t need to take your poll card to the polling station to be able to vote but do read it carefully as this year some polling stations have changed."

You can check where your polling station is online using your postcode at

You must be registered to vote to be able to have your say on May 2.

The deadline to register to vote is April 12, visit to find out more.