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Information for prospective candidates

Information for prospective candidates

UK parliamentary election

Nomination packs for prospective parliamentary candidates will be available from our office from Thursday 19 March 2015.

For more information for prospective parliamentary candidates and their agents see more election information sheet (PDF document).

Key dates for parliamentary election: 

  • Publication of notice of election - not later than 4pm, 2 April
  • Deadline for delivery of nomination papers - 4pm, 9 April
  • Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent - 4pm, 9 April
  • Publication of statement of persons nominated, including notice of poll and situation of polling stations - No objection made: 5pm, 9 April - Objection made: not later than 4pm, 10 April
  • Deadline for registering to vote - 20 April
  • Deadline for new postal vote applications and changes to existing postal or proxy votes - 5pm, 21 April
  • Deadline for new proxy vote applications - 5pm, 28 April
  • Polling day - Thursday 7 May, 7am – 10pm

Local elections

We will be holding information sessions for on 18 March at 5pm for those interested in the Parish/Town Council elections and at 6pm for the Borough elections. 

Nomination packs will be available at those meetings or from our office the following day.

Key dates for local elections: 

  • Briefing for candidates and agents - 18 March
  • Publication of notice of election - 27 March (local nomination papers can be handed in once published)
  • Deadline for delivery of nomination papers - 4pm, 9 April
  • Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent (not parish) - 4pm, 9 April
  • Publication of statement of persons nominated - 4pm, 10 April
  • Deadline for registering to vote - 20 April
  • Deadline for new postal vote applications and changes to existing postal or proxy votes - 5pm, 21 April
  • Publication of notice of poll - Not later than 28 April
  • Deadline for new proxy vote applications - 5pm, 28 April
  • Polling day - Thursday 7 May, 7am - 10pm
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