2nd May 2019 – Parish Elections Timetable

Join us and make a difference! Attleborough Town Council Parish Elections will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The elections allow you the chance to speak up for your community in debates and decisions, give your community the chance to have their say, listen to your community, get early information on important issues, make sure that public money is being spent wisely, make decisions that are best for the whole community and make your local area a great place to live.

Publication of Notice of Election:  
Wednesday 20 March 2019
(Nominations will be accepted from this date but only between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday)

Deadline for receipt of Nominations:
Wednesday 3 April – 4pm, 2019
(Nominations close – Please note that any Nomination Papers received after this time will be rejected)

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated:
Thursday 4 April, 2019

Election Day:
Thursday 2 May, 2019

The Verification and Count will take place following the District Council Count on Friday 3 May at Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF.

It is estimated that the Count will commence at approximately mid-day and should be finished by 4pm at the latest, but further information will be provided to the Candidates nearer the date.

Parish Nomination papers and further information on Standing for Election can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Electoral Services team at Breckland Council. It is an individual’s responsibility to ensure that their nomination paper is received by the deadline (4pm on Wednesday 3rd April).

When delivering/submitting nomination papers to the Electoral Services Team, (from Wednesday 20 March) they should be handed to reception staff – if you would like an informal check of nomination papers please ask at the reception and a member of the elections team staff will undertake an informal check. Please do not leave the delivery of nomination papers until the last day for nominations, we are expecting over 700 parish nominations and the earlier you get the forms in to the team the greater the time period is to make any corrections, if necessary, in time for the close of nominations on Wednesday 3 April at 4pm.

It is worth pointing out to your members and any prospective candidates that there has been a significant change to the nomination pack forms for this election, with the Introduction of a Home Address Form, which MUST be completed and delivered together with the Nomination paper and the Candidates consent to nomination. This is a new form for these elections and gives candidates the opportunity to keep their home address private if they so wish, i.e. not to be published on any of the Statutory Notices or indeed the Ballot Paper. All three forms: 1a Nomination Paper, 1b Home Address form & 1c Candidates consent to nomination MUST be returned by the close of nominations otherwise the nomination will be rejected.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Elections team, preferably by e-mail to elections@breckland.gov.uk or alternatively by phone to either 01362 656328 or 01362 656232

Courtesy of Attleborough Town Council – 26/03/2019

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