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Borough Election 3 May 2018

Local Election Information

The Local (Borough) election takes place on Thursday, 3 May 2018.

Candidate information

A Candidates and Agents meeting will be held on the 20th March 2018 at the Town Hall, Nuneaton for further information please see our events page

The Electoral Commission produces a guidance for potential candidates which can be downloaded from their website together with a nomination pack.

Candidates will be able to hand deliver their nomination papers daily between 10.00am and 4.00pm:

  • Monday, 26 March 2018 until Friday, 6 April 2018 (deadline is 4.00pm)

Please read the Electoral Commission guidance on who is permitted to hand deliver the nomination papers.

Nomination papers can only be hand delivered to the following location:

  • Main reception at Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton CV11 5AA. Please ask for a member of the Electoral Services Team on arrival.

Elector information

There are statutory deadline dates in the run up to an election, in particular to registering to vote and applying to vote by post or proxy, these can be found in the electoral commision timetable

Eligible to vote

If you are registered and eligible to vote in this election, you will receive a poll card in early April.

Not eligible to vote

These are individuals who are entitled to be registered but would not be entitled to vote at the Local election. For example:

  • You can register to vote before the age of 18 (i.e. if you are a 16-17 year old). However you cannot vote until you are 18 or older on election day
  • To vote at a local election you must satisfy the eligibility requirements ( i.e. be a British, Irish or a national of a Commonwealth country).
  • If you are not registered, you will not be able to vote- registering to vote online is quick and easy or paper application forms are available on request.

Deadline to register to vote

The statutory deadline to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. However we recommend you register well before this date to ensure you are registered in time for the election on Thursday, 3 May 2018.

Unable to vote in person at the polling station

You can vote by post by completing a postal application form.However in order for your postal application to be processed you must be registered and confirmed under the new system of individual registration.

Postal voting

Completed postal vote application forms must be received by Electoral Services by;

  • the statutory deadline of 5.00pm on Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Ballot papers will be sent out in two mailings.

To ensure you receive your ballot paper in good time we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

 Postal vote application forms received

 Estimated ballot paper mailing date

 Until Friday 23 March 2018

 Thursday 12 April 2018

 Wednesday 18 April 2018 (by 5pm)

 Friday 20 April 2018

Proxy voting

If you have appointed someone to vote on your behalf, they must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered under the new registration system
  • Be eligible to vote in this particular type of poll
  • Cannot act on behalf of more than two people at any one election, unless they are a close relative

Completed forms must be recieved by Electoral Services by:  5.00pm on Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Last updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

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