Parish Council Elections
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So if you are aged 18 or over, have lived or worked in Bibury for over a year, have a sense of humour, want to make a difference to your community then please consider putting your name forward in the forthcoming elections. There are vacancies for three Parish Councillors to join an already enthusiastic, committed and forward thinking team. Training will be provided but it will help if you are IT literate and be able to access emails and documents via the internet.
You could help make change for the better – elections for the vacancies for three Parish Councillors will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021. For further information please email email@example.com or visit www.biburyparishcouncil.gov.uk
Cotswold District Council will hold two briefings for candidates and agents for all elections:
- Tuesday 2 March at 5:30pm, covering the nomination process, election processes and COVID plans
- Monday 12 April at 5:30pm, detailed information about the election process including the issue and receipt of postal votes and the count
Both briefings will be held online – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the first session. Invitations for the second session will be sent out as nominations are received.
Notice of Election
The election process begins with the publication of the Notice of Election on Friday 26 March.
This opens up the nomination period which will run from Monday 29 March through to 4pm on Thursday 8 April (excluding weekends and Easter bank holidays)
Submitting nomination papers
A nomination paper pack is attached. Paper copies can be posted to you – please email your details to email@example.com
Nominations can be received from Monday 29 March up to the deadline of 4pm on 8 April, excluding weekends and the Easter bank holidays (2 and 5 April).
Nomination papers need to be hand-delivered to this Cotswold District Council either by the candidate or someone else on their behalf.
Due to COVID, the Council Offices are operating an appointment system for visitors who need to come into the office. To ensure the safety of candidates and staff we will therefore operate an appointment system for the submission of nomination papers.
If you would like to submit your nomination papers to us, please contact the Elections Team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01285 623229 / 01285 623227 to make an appointment.
When you arrive at the offices, a member of the elections team will meet you and take your papers from you for checking. You will be asked to wait in your car whilst we check the nomination papers and we will come out to you once we have completed the checking process. If you come to the offices without an appointment you may have to wait for a member of staff to be available. In this case, you will be asked to wait in your car until we can see you.
If you need any help completing your nomination paper, including obtaining elector numbers for your proposer and seconder, please get in touch and we will help where we can.
Registers and absent voters' lists
Candidates may request the register and absent voters' list as part of the nomination process.
Forms for individual candidates to request the information are included in the nomination pack and these requests will be processed once a valid nomination has been received.
Posted: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 14:08 by Irena Litton