District and Parish Elections 4 May 2023
The Newark and Sherwood District Council, Parish and Town Council elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2023.
The UK Government introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID to vote in person at polling stations from these elections. More information can be found on the Electoral Commission's website.
The results of the elections can be found below.
Live results for May 2023 Local Elections
The count for the local elections in May 2023 took place on Friday 5 May. You can find out the results by clicking the links below:
Registering to Vote
If you are not registered to vote, have moved address, changed your name or nationality, the deadline to register for these elections was Monday 17 April 2023. You should be registered at your previous address to vote at these elections if this was in our district. If you do need to make a new application to register, you can apply to register online or if you cannot register online, please contact us. This application will only be effective after these elections.
Postal and Proxy Voting
If you would like to apply to vote by post, the deadline to apply for these elections was 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023. You can still complete a postal vote application form (PDF File, 231kb) but this will only be effective after these elections.
If you would like to apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf and the proxy wishes to vote by post, the deadline to apply for these elections was 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023. You can still complete a postal-proxy vote application form (PDF File, 486kb) but this will only be effective after these elections.
Postal and postal-proxy ballot papers should be delivered by the following dates: -
• Thursday 20 April 2023 or Friday 21 April 2023 if we receive the completed application by Wednesday 5 April 2023.
• Tuesday 25 April 2023 or Wednesday 26 April 2023 if we receive the completed application between Thursday 6 April 2023 and by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
If you are away around these dates, we may be able to send your postal vote to a different address. You should contact us to see if this is possible. Alternatively, you could appoint a proxy who could vote on your behalf at your polling station.
If you would like to apply to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, the deadline to apply for these elections was 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023. You can still complete a proxy vote application form (PDF File, 465kb) but this will only be effective after these elections.
For more information on absent voting, please visit our voting page.
Appointing an Emergency Proxy
If you have become unable to vote in person since the deadline to apply to appoint a proxy at 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023 because of either illness (PDF File, 687kb) or due to employment (PDF File, 686kb), you can apply for an emergency proxy. This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on polling day if it is to be effective for these elections. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. You can complete and return this form to the address shown on the form or scan the completed form and email to: email@example.com.
The deadline to stand as a candidate for these elections was 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023, as shown in the election timetable contained in the candidates nomination pack. The Statement of Persons Nominated shown further in this webpage, gives the names of those validly nominated candidates for these elections.
A briefing session was held for all prospective candidates and elections agents and you can view the presentation slides (PDF File, 1,009kb).
Notice of Election
The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 20 March 2023 and publicises the elections, gives the date in which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper and consent to nomination.
Statement of Persons Nominated
The Statement of Persons Nominated will be published, no later than 4pm on Wednesday 5 April 2023.
Notice of Election Agents
The Notice of Election Agents will be published as soon as possible following the close of nominations.
Notice of Poll, Including Polling Places
The Notice of Poll will be published, no later than Tuesday 25 April 2023. This notice gives details of the remaining validly nominated candidates following last date for a candidate to withdraw and the polling places to be used.
Counting of the Votes
Firstly, the ballot boxes will be verified to ensure that the number of ballot papers in each box is the number that has been issued. Postal ballot papers that are to be included in the count will also be verified. Once all votes are verified, the ballot papers will be sorted and counted for each candidate.
The verification of the ballot boxes will take place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, NG24 4FH, following the close of poll.
The counting of the votes for the District elections, took place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, NG24 4FH, at 10am on Friday 5 May 2023.
The counting of the votes for the Parish and Town elections, took place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, NG24 4FH, following the District elections on Friday 5 May 2023.
The Declaration of Result of Polls is published via the link below.