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Northaw & Cuffley Parish Council

Elections & Co-option

Introduction

The following is provided as broad guidance about the policies and procedures behind standing for election as a Parish Councillor. The definitive guide is provided by The Electoral Commission. There are references within this page that go back to the relevant page on the government website. It is important that if you are considering putting yourself forward for election that you are familiar with the current procedures and rules by clicking on the link below. This will take you off of this website.

The relevant page on the Electoral Commission website is here: Parish Council Candidates

Part 1 Can you stand for election

This part covers:

  • Qualifications for standing for election
  • Disqualifications from standing for election

Download: Can you stand for election? (PDF)

Part 2a Standing as an independent candidate

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Being nominated in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing agents to observe electoral processes
  • What happens if a candidate dies?

Download: Standing as an independent candidate (PDF)

Part 2b Standing as a party candidate

This part covers

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Nomination in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations
  • Appointing agents to observe electoral processes
  • What happens if a candidate dies?

Download: Standing as a party candidate (PDF)

Part 3  Candidate Spending

This part covers:

  • How much you can spend
  • The activities covered by the rules
  • What information needs to be recorded and reported

Download: Candidates spending form and notes (PDF)

Part 4 The Campaign

This part covers:

  • Campaigning dos and don’ts
  • Using the electoral register and absent voters’ lists
  • Using schools and rooms for public meetings
  • Imprints on campaign publicity material
  • Polling day dos and don’ts
  • Reporting allegations of electoral malpractice

Download The Campaign (PDF)

Part 5 Your right to attend key electoral events

This part covers:

  • Attending the opening of postal votes and what to expect
  • Attending polling stations and what to expect
  • Attending the count and what to expect

Download Your right to attend key electorial events (PDF)

Part 6 After the declaration of results

This part covers:

  • Making the declaration of acceptance of office
  • Access to election paperwork
  • Submitting your spending returns and declarations
  • Questioning the result through an election petition

Download After the declaration of results (PDF)

Co-Option for Parish Councils

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Next: Contact Us

Northaw & Cuffley Parish Council

7, Maynard Place, Cuffley, EN6 4JA
Open to Serve the Public
11:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday to Friday inclusive

T: 01707 875825

 

 

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