The way Great Yarmouth elects councillors could change at meeting
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A decision on whether Great Yarmouth Borough Council should switch to full elections every four years is due to made on Thursday night.
A full meeting of the council will look at the results of a postal referendum which asked voters should the whole council be elected every four years or should it retain the existing system of election by thirds with one third of its 39 seats coming up for election each year for three successive years in four.
The non-binding referendum saw 23,785 ballot papers returned with 69.6pc of valid voting forms going for a change to full elections every four years.
Thursday's meeting has two recommendations - whether the election system should be changed and then if so whole elections would take effect from May 2019.
The change to full elections would save the authority £120,000 over the four year electoral cycle.
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It cost £29,750 to hold the referendum.
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