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Electoral services

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5. When elections are due

Local Government (Exeter City Council) elections

Exeter City Council elections were due on 7 May 2020 but have been postponed until 6 May 2021.  Each elected Councillor is appointed for a four year term, with a third of the 39 seats contested each year (one seat per ward).

Local Government (Devon County Council) elections

Devon County Council elections are held on a four year cycle on the first Thursday in May and the next is due on 6 May 2021.

Parliamentary (General) elections

Under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, the next general election can be expected to take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

European Parliamentary elections

The most recent election was held on 23 May 2019.

Police & Crime Commissioners elections

Police & Crime Commissioner elections were due on 7th May 2020 but have been postponed until 6 May 2021.