2 May 2024 Elections

The Police & Crime Commissioner for the Nottinghamshire area and East Midlands Combined Authority Mayor elections and Newark Town – Magnus Ward by-election will be held on Thursday 2 May 2024. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. Poll cards will be sent to registered voters who are eligible to vote in these elections. You can only vote if your name is included on the Register of Electors.

You can find your polling station on the Democracy Club’s website.

Voters will need to show photo ID to vote in person at polling stations these elections. More information can be found at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id.

If you do not have an accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate, online at https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate. Applications should be made online or a form completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024 to receive your ID for these elections. If you cannot apply online, please contact us.

We can also help you to make an application if you visit us at Castle House or Ollerton Advice office. We will need to check you are registered to vote and you will just have to provide your date of birth and national insurance number. If you do not wish to vote in person, you can apply to vote by post, no photo ID is required.

For more information about the Police and Crime Commissioner election go to www.choosemypcc.org.uk or call 0300 131 1323.

For more information about the East Midlands Combined County Authority election go to www.eastmidlandsdevolution.co.uk.

Registering to vote

The current register was first published on 1 December 2023. If you are not registered to vote, have recently moved address, changed your name or nationality, you can apply to register online.

Applications should be made online or a form completed and returned to us by Tuesday 16 April 2024 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 can now apply to vote by post online and this application must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024 if it is to be effective for these elections.

If you are unable to apply online, a paper application form is available from the Electoral Commission’s website at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter. This paper application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024 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 us by post or scan the completed form and email to: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print a form, please contact us.

If you are granted a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at these elections.

Postal and postal-proxy ballot papers should be delivered by the following dates: 

  • Friday 19 April 2024 if we receive the completed application by Monday 1 April 2024.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 if we receive the completed application between Tuesday 2 April 2024 and 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

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.

Candidates

If you intend to stand as a candidate at the Police & Crime Commissioner election for the Nottinghamshire area you must complete a nomination paper, which should be submitted by 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024. The lead Authority for Nottinghamshire is Rushcliffe Borough Council where more details will be available.

If you intend to stand as a candidate at the Combined Authority Mayor election for the East Midlands area you must complete a nomination paper, which should be submitted by 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024. The lead Authority is Nottingham City Council where more details will be available.

If you intend to stand as a candidate in the Newark Town – Magnus Ward by-election, you must complete a nomination paper, consent to nomination and any other relevant forms contained in the Candidates Nomination Pack (PDF File, 329kb). These should be submitted by 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.

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.

Notice of Election

The Notice of Election will be published on Tuesday 26 March 2024 and publicises the elections, gives the date in which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper and consent to nomination.

Police & Crime Commissioner Notice of Election (PDF File, 70kb)

Combined Authority Mayor Notice of Election (PDF File, 78kb)

Newark Town – Magnus Ward Notice of Election (PDF File, 110kb)

Notice of Poll, including polling places

The Notice of Poll will be published, no later than Wednesday 24 April 2024. 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.

Police & Crime Commissioner Notice of Poll

Combined Authority Mayor Notice of Poll

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 at 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.

The counting of the votes for the Combined Authority Mayor election, will take place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, NG24 4FH, at 12noon on Friday 3 May 2024.

The counting of the votes for the Police & Crime Commissioner election, will take place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, NG24 4FH, no earlier than 2.30pm on Friday 3 May 2024.