To ensure neutrality, the TBID ballot will be administered by the Blackpool Council's Returning Officer and Electoral Services staff. It will be arranged in line with the rules set out in the BID regulations (2004) as approved by Parliament.
The ballot needs to satisfy two tests: A majority in number of those voting and a majority in proportion of rateable value of those voting. The TBID levy can only come into effect if these two tests are met.
The TBID levy is then applicable to all eligible businesses.