District Ward, Town and Parish Council by-elections 1 July 2021

Following the resignations of District Councillor Mrs Irene Brown and District Councillor Mrs Gill Dawn, a request has now been received to fill the vacancies for the Bridge Ward of Newark & Sherwood District Council by a poll.

Following the resignation of Town Councillor Dennis Jones, a request has now been received to fill the vacancy for the Newark Town Council Devon Ward by a poll.

Following the resignation of Parish Councillor Keith Simpson, a request has now been received to fill the vacancy for the Parish of Bulcote by a poll.

Poll cards will be sent to registered voters who are eligible to vote in these elections.

You can only vote if your name is on the Register of Electors.

Registering to vote

The current register was last published on 1 December 2020. If you are not registered to vote, have moved address, changed your name or nationality, you can apply to register online.

Applications should be made by Tuesday 15 June 2021 to register for these elections. If you cannot register online, please contact us. If you are already registered correctly, you do not need to register again for these elections.

Postal and Proxy Voting

Postal voting

If you would like to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal vote application form (PDF File, 235kb) This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021 if it is to be effective for these elections. If you are granted a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at 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: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print this form please contact us.

Postal-proxy voting

If you would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf and the proxy wishes to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal-proxy vote application form (PDF File, 488kb). This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021 if it is to be effective for these elections. If you are granted a postal-proxy vote, you will not be able to vote in person at 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: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print this form please contact us.

Postal and postal-proxy ballot papers should be delivered by Tuesday 22 June 2021 if we receive the completed application by 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

If you are away around this date, 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.

Proxy voting

If you would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, you will need to complete a proxy vote application form (PDF File, 469kb). This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021 if it is to be effective for these elections. If you appoint a proxy to vote in person for you, you can still vote yourself, but ONLY if your proxy has not already voted on your behalf. 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: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print this form please contact us.

For more information on absent voting, please visit our postal and proxy voting page.

Candidates

If you intend to stand as a candidate you must complete a nomination paper, consent to nomination and any other relevant forms. These should be submitted by 4pm on Friday 4 June 2021.

Bridge District Ward Candidates Nomination Pack (PDF File, 333kb)

Newark Town Council Devon Ward Candidates Nomination Pack (PDF File, 287kb)

Parish of Bulcote Candidates Nomination Pack (PDF File, 287kb)

A prospective candidate may request a prepared nomination paper for signature. If so, please contact the Elections Office on 01636 655222 or 01636 655243 or by email at voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

A guide for candidates and election agents is available to download from the Electoral Commission’s website.

Election notices

Notice of Election

The Notice of Election will be published on Thursday 27 May 2021 and gives the date in which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper and consent to nomination.

Bridge District Ward Notice of Election (PDF File, 433kb)

Newark Town Council Devon Ward Notice of Election (PDF File, 419kb)

Parish of Bulcote Notice of Election (PDF File, 420kb)

Statement of Persons Nominated

The Statement of Persons Nominated will be published, no later than 4pm on Monday 7 June 2021.

Bridge District Ward Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF File, 108kb)

Newark Town Council Devon Ward Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF File, 84kb)

Parish of Bulcote Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF File, 81kb)

Notice of Poll, including polling places

The Notice of Poll will be published, no later than Wednesday 23 June 2021. 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.

Bridge District Ward Notice of Poll (PDF File, 114kb)

Newark Town Council Devon Ward Notice of Poll (PDF File, 91kb)

Parish of Bulcote Notice of Poll (PDF File, 86kb)

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Newark
Notts
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