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Candidates & Agents Information

This page is for county or town/community by-elections only. 

 

Key Dates - Candidates & Agents

Delivery of nomination papers – 19 working days before poll

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination - 19 working days before poll

Deadline to appoint an election agent - 19 working days before poll

Deadline to appoint polling and counting agents – 5 working days before poll

 

Key Dates - Registration & Absent Voting

Deadline for application for registration – 12 working days before poll

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by post or postal proxy - 5pm 11 working days before poll

Deadline to make changes to existing postal and proxy votes - 5pm 11 working days before poll

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy - 5pm 6 working days before poll

First date electors can apply for replacement for lost postal votes – 4 working days before poll

Deadline for emergency proxy applications - 5pm on poll day

Last time electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes - 5pm on poll day

  

Poll card dispatch - approximately 25 working days before poll

Postal ballot pack dispatch - approximately 14 working days before poll

 

 

County Councillor - Nomination Forms & Guidance:

  1. Nomination paper*
  2. Withdrawal of candidate paper

*When completing the nomination paper please ensure you complete and return the following:-

  • Consent to nomination
  • Certificate of Authorisation (if standing for a political party)
  • Request for a party emblem paper (if standing for a political party)

 

Election Agents (County candidates only)

Every candidate MUST have an election agent (although a candidate can be his/her own election agent).  An Election Agent is the person responsible in law for the proper management of the election campaign and finances.  An Election Agent must have an office address for all official documentation to be sent to.  The Appointment of Election Agent's form is included with the nomination paper pack.

 

Important Information

 

Candidate Spending and Expenses - County

  1. Candidate spending return - explanatory notes (Electoral Commission)
  2. Candidate spending return
  3. Candidate declaration
  4. Election Agent declaration

 

 

 

Town and Community Councillor - Nomination Forms & Guidance:

 

  1. Nomination paper*
  2. Withdrawal of candidate paper

*When completing the nomination paper please ensure you complete and return the following:-

  • Consent to nomination
  • Certificate of Authorisation (if standing for a political party)
  • Request for a party emblem paper (if standing for a political party)

  

Town and Community candidates are not required to appoint an Election Agent.

 

Candidate Spending and Expenses - Town/Community

  1. Candidate spending return - explanatory notes (Electoral Commission)
  2. Candidate spending return
  3. Candidate declaration

 

 

Polling Agents

Polling Agents can observe proceedings on polling day at polling places.  Only one polling agent for a particular candidate can be present at a particular polling station at any given time.  Polling Agents may check the ballot box is empty before the opening of the poll and can be present to assist in detecting any incidences of personation.  Please ensure any appointed polling agents do not impede, obstruct or intimidate voters on their way in or out of the polling station.

 

Postal Vote Agents

Postal vote Agents may observe proceedings at the opening of postal votes.

 

Counting Agents

Counting Agents may observe proceedings at the verification and the count and oversee the process drawing attention to count staff of any doubtful ballot papers.

 

Tellers

No form is required for the appointment of Tellers.  Tellers may stand outside the polling place and may record the elector number of people who have voted to assist other party workers.  Tellers MUST NOT impede, obstruct or intimidate voters on their way in or out of the polling place.  Tellers have no legal status and voters have the right to refuse to give them any information.

 

 

Useful Information/Supporting Documents:

 

Useful Links:

 

Who's who:

 

Rebecca Light (Electoral Registration Manager)

Tel: 01446 709304

Email: rmlight@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Hayley Hanman (Electoral Registration Deputy)

Tel: 01446 709345

Email: hhanman@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Debbie Marles (Returning Officer / Electoral Registration Officer)

Please contact either Rebecca or Carole in the first instance.

 

Victoria Davidson (Deputy Returning Officer)

Please contact either Rebecca or Carole in the first instance.

 

 

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