Middleton St. George Parish Council By-Election - Thursday, 3rd May 2018

On Friday, 16th February 2018, a Notice of Vacancy was published and displayed on behalf of Middleton St. George Parish Council. The Notice advised that one vacancy existed in the office of Parish Councillor on Middleton St. George Parish Council. 

Rule 5 (2) of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 allows ten electors for a Parish in which the casual vacancies exist to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill those vacancies. That request must be made in writing within fourteen working days of the date of notice. 

On Tuesday 6th March 2018, the Returning Officer received a request to hold an election to fill the vacancies accordingly.

Key Dates

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, is the last date to register to vote in this Parish Council Election. If your name is not on the Electoral Register by this date you will not be able to vote in this election. If you believe that you are not registered, you can register online (please note that you will need your Date of Birth and National Insurance Number). Alternatively, you can contact the Election Team on 01325 406444.

5pm, Wednesday 18th April 2018, is the deadline to apply for a Postal Vote or a Postal Proxy Vote, or change or cancel an existing Postal Vote or Postal Proxy Vote, for this Parish Council Election. Postal Vote Packs will be issued on Monday, 23rd April 2018. 

5pm, Wednesday 25th April 2018, is the deadline to apply for a Proxy Vote (in person) for this Parish Council Election. A Proxy Vote is when you nominate another person to vote on your behalf. 

To obtain a Postal Vote, Postal Proxy Vote or a Proxy Vote (in person), contact the Election Team on 01325 406444. 

The timetable for the Middleton St. George Parish Council By-Election is as follows:

Nomination Packs available Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Publication of Notice of Election [pdf document] Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Deadline for receipt of Nominations 4pm, Friday 6th April 2018
Withdrawal of Candidates 4pm, Friday 6th April 2018
Appointment of Election Agents 4pm, Friday 6th April 2018
Publication of Notice of Election Agents  4pm, Friday 6th April 2018
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated [pdf document] by 4pm, Monday 9th April 2018 
Last Date for Registration  Tuesday, 17th April 2018 
Deadline for receipt of Postal Vote and Postal Proxy Vote Applications  5pm, Wednesday 18th April 2018 
Postal Vote Packs will be issued Monday 23rd April 2018
Publication of Notice of Poll Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Deadline for receipt of Proxy Vote Applications 5pm, Wednesday 25th April 2018 
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents  Thursday 26th April 2018 
First Day to issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers Friday, 27th April 2018
Polling Station opens  7am, Thursday 3rd May 2018
Deadline for the receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications  5pm, Thursday 3rd May 2018 
Polling Station closes 10pm, Thursday 3rd May 2018 
Verification of Ballot Papers commences  10pm, Thursday 3rd May 2018 
Count of Ballot Papers commences  Upon completion of Verification Stage (above), Thursday 3rd May 2018 
Declaration of Result Completion of Count