District by-election 29 September 2022

Following the death of District Councillor Michael Brown, a request has now been received to fill the vacancy for the Edwinstowe & Clipstone Ward of Newark & Sherwood District Council by a poll. A by-election is due to be held on Thursday 29 September 2022. If contested, polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. Poll cards will be sent to registered voters who are eligible to vote in this election.

Registering to Vote

The current register was last published on 1 December 2021. If you are not registered to vote, have moved address, changed your name or nationality, you can apply to register online.

Applications should be made online or a form completed and returned to us by Tuesday 13 September 2022 to register for this election. If you cannot register online, please contact us. If you are already registered correctly, you do not need to register again for these elections.

Postal and Proxy Voting

Postal voting

If you would like to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal vote application form (PDF File, 231kb). This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 14 September 2022 if it is to be effective for this election. If you are granted a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at this election. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. You can complete and return this form to the address shown on the form or scan the completed form and email to: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print this form please contact us.

Postal-proxy voting

If you would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf and the proxy wishes to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal-proxy vote application form (PDF File, 486kb). This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 14 September 2022 if it is to be effective for this election. If you are granted a postal-proxy vote, you will not be able to vote in person at this election. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. You can complete and return this form to the address shown on the form or scan the completed form and email to: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print this form please contact us.

Postal and postal-proxy ballot papers should be delivered by Tuesday 20 September 2022 if we receive the completed application by 5pm on Wednesday 14 September 2022. If you are away around this date, we may be able to send your postal vote to a different address. You should contact us to see if this is possible. Alternatively, you could appoint a proxy who could vote on your behalf at your polling station.

Proxy voting

If you would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, you will need to complete a proxy vote application form (PDF File, 465kb). This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022 if it is to be effective for this election. If you appoint a proxy to vote in person for you, you can still vote yourself, but ONLY if your proxy has not already voted on your behalf. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. You can complete and return this form to the address shown on the form or scan the completed form and email to: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk. If you cannot print this form please contact us.

For more information on absent voting, please visit our voting page.

Appointing an Emergency Proxy

If you have become unable to vote in person since the deadline to apply to appoint a proxy at 5pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022 because of either illness (PDF File, 687kb) or due to employment (PDF File, 686kb), you can apply for an emergency proxy. This application form should be completed and returned to us by 5pm on polling day if it is to be effective for this election. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. You can complete and return this form to the address shown on the form or scan the completed form and email to: voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

Candidates

If you intend to stand as a candidate you must complete a nomination paper, consent to nomination and any other relevant forms contained in the Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward Candidates Nomination Pack (PDF File, 316kb). These should be submitted by 4pm on Friday 2 September 2022.

A prospective candidate may request a prepared nomination paper for signature. If so, please contact the Elections Office on 01636 655222 or 01636 655243 or by email at voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

A guide for candidates and election agents is available to download from the Electoral Commission’s website.

The Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward Electoral area map (PDF File, 2,787kb) show the boundaries for this election.

Notice of Election

The Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward Notice of Election (PDF File, 125kb) will be published no later than Wednesday 24 August 2022 and publicises the election, gives the date in which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper and consent to nomination.

Statement of Persons Nominated

The Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF File, 432kb) will be published, no later than 4pm on Monday 5 September 2022.

Notice of Election Agents

The Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward Notice of Election Agents (PDF File, 444kb) will be published as soon as possible following the close of nominations.

Notice of Poll, Including Polling Places

The Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward Notice of Poll (PDF File, 450kb) will be published, no later than Wednesday 21 September 2022. This notice gives details of the remaining validly nominated candidates following last date for a candidate to withdraw and the polling places to be used.

Counting of the Votes

Firstly, the ballot boxes will be verified to ensure that the number of ballot papers in each box is the number that has been issued. Postal ballot papers that are to be included in the count will also be verified. Once all votes are verified, the ballot papers will be sorted and counted for each candidate.

The verification of the ballot boxes and counting of the votes for the Edwinstowe & Clipstone District Ward by-election, will take place at Clipstone Village Hall, Church Road, CLIPSTONE, NG21 9DF, following the close of poll.