Statement of Persons Nominated for Parish Council Elections 2021
Elections for Town Councillors will take place on Thursday 6th May in Brook Ward only.
Please read the attached Statements for Persons Nominated in Mill Ward and Brook Ward.
Advice for voters:
Register to vote
The easiest way to register is to visit the Government website on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
The deadline for registering to vote for the elections in May is Monday 19 April 2021.
The application process takes roughly 5 minutes and will ask for your name, date of birth, nationality, national insurance number and a few other details.
Your national insurance number can be found on a national insurance card, on payslips, or on official paperwork from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs regarding pensions, benefits or tax queries.
If you have recently moved or you are not sure if you are registered, you should contact your local Electoral Services team.
Voting at a Polling Station
You can vote in person at your designated polling station from 7.00am until 10.00pm on voting day (Thursday 6th May)
Details of your polling station will appear on the poll card that will be sent out to you a few weeks before the elections. You can also check your polling station online.
If you lose or forget your poll card you will still be able to vote without it, but it is easier if you have it with you.
A range of measures are being taken at polling stations to maximise physical distancing and minimise the risk of COVID-19. Learn more about voting and coronavirus safety measures. including:
Following the current Government guidance on Covid-19
BRING YOUR OWN PEN OR PENCIL TO MARK YOUR BALLOT PAPER
Voting by post
If you are 18 or over and on the electoral register, you can apply for a postal vote. You must submit an application for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April in order to vote by post in the elections on 6 May 2021
Postal vote packs are sent out about 10 to 15 days before the day of the election. They must be completed and returned by 10pm on election day (Thursday 6 May).
To request an application form, please contact your local Electoral Services team.
Priority post boxes
Royal Mail Priority Post Boxes were introduced to help with the collection and onward delivery of COVID test kits, but as elections are also a priority mailing, these postal boxes can also be used for your postal vote.
There are 35,000 Priority Post Boxes across the country and these boxes have early and late collection times, with 15,000 of them having a collection 3-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Voting by proxy
Voting by proxy means you can appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station, for example, if you are working away, on holiday abroad, or fall ill. You must submit your application for a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April in order to vote by proxy in the elections on 6 May 2021. Contact the Elections Team to find out more.
For more election information please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/elections-2021
Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:26 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt