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Candidates & Agents Information

Local Government Elections - Thursday 04 May 2017

 

 

Election Timetable

 

 

Key Dates - Candidates & Agents

Delivery of nomination papers - Tuesday 21 March to 4pm on Tuesday 04 April

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination - 4pm Tuesday 04 April

Deadline to appoint an election agent - 4pm Tuesday 04 April

Deadline to appoint polling and counting agents - Wednesday 26 April

 

Key Dates - Registration & Absent Voting

Deadline for application for registration - Thursday 13th April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by post or postal proxy - 5pm Tuesday 18 April

Deadline to make changes to existing postal and proxy votes - 5pm Tuesday 18 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy - 5pm Tuesday 25 April

First date electors can apply for replacement for lost postal votes - Thursday 27 April

Deadline for emergency proxy applications - 5pm Thursday 04 May

Last time electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes - 5pm Thursday 04 May

  

Poll card dispatch - Monday 20 March

Postal ballot pack dispatch - Tuesday 18 April

Poll Day - Thursday 04 May 2017 (7am - 10pm)

Verification & Count - Thursday 04 May 2017 (10pm until finish)

 

 

County Councillor - Nomination Forms & Guidance:

  1. Candidate contact information form
  2. Agent contact information form
  3. Nomination paper*
  4. 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)

Local Elections Candidates Survey

 

The diversity of the candidates standing for local elections and those who are elected is being monitored by the Welsh Government. 

 

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

 

Here you will find a letter to potential candidates from the Council’s Head of Democratic Services.  The letter contains a number of embedded documents, together with links to other important information.  Potential candidates will, hopefully find the information useful and informative in the run-up to the election and subsequently if they are elected.

 

Candidate Spending and Expenses - County

  1. Candidate spending return - explanatory notes (Electoral Commission)
  2. Candidate spending return
  3. Candidate declaration
  4. Election Agent declaration
  5. Spending Limits - Local Government Elections 2017

 

 

Town and Community Councillor - Nomination Forms & Guidance:

 

  1. Candidate contact information form
  2. Agent contact information form
  3. Nomination paper*
  4. 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)

 

Local Elections Candidates Survey

 

The diversity of the candidates standing for local elections and those who are elected is being monitored by the Welsh Government. 

 

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
  4. Spending Limits

 

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

 

Carole Cutler (Electoral Registration Deputy)

Tel: 01446 709345

Email: cacutler@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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