Casual Vacancy Notices
- The Casual Vacancy Notice runs for 14 days from the date the notice is displayed and gives the general public living in that area the opportunity to call for a By-election.
- If ten or more registered electors within the relevant ward (members of the public) call for a By-election then an election is organised by the Electoral Registration Office and a Notice of Election is displayed.
At this stage, any person interested in filling the vacancy should contact the Electoral Registration Office for a candidate pack. The cost of a By-election is covered by the Town or Community Council.
If a By-election is not called then the Town or Community Council is notified by the Returning Officer to fill the position by co-option as soon as is practicable.