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Lincolnshire County Council elections – 4 May 2017

Lincolnshire County Council elections – 4 May 2017

Elections are to be held of Councillors to all Electoral Divisions in Lincolnshire on Download Thursday 4 May 2017.

The deadline to register for the elections is 12 midnight on Thursday 13 April and applications can be made online at Gov.uk's register to vote page.

There are 11 Divisions within the North Kesteven District Council administrative area with a single councillor to be elected to each division as listed below. Details of those candidates standing in each Division can be found in the downloads table below.

Division Statement of Persons Nominated Election Agents Notice of Poll
Bassingham & Welbourn Download Download Download
Eagle & Hykeham West Download Download Download
Heckington Download Download Download
Hykeham Forum Download Download Download
Metheringham Rural Download Download Download
Potterhanworth & Coleby Download Download Download
Ruskington Download Download Download
Sleaford Download Download Download
Sleaford Rural Download Download Download
Waddington & Hykeham East Download Download Download
Washingborough Download Download Download

The new divisions are a result of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s review of Lincolnshire County Council Divisions. The details of the review can be found on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England website and the new divisions can be viewed in map form.

A document containing the breakdown of North Kesteven’s polling districts by Division can be found in the downloads tab.

How can I find out who is a candidate?

The details of those standing as candidates in each of the 11 county divisions can be found in the downloads tab on the right.

It is the responsibility of candidates to provide election information about their campaign and pledges. The District Council or the Deputy Returning Officer do not have this information.       

Becoming a Candidate

North Kesteven District Council is holding a briefing for any potential candidates and agents to provide information on the election process. This will take place on Wednesday 15 March at 6pm in North Kesteven District Council offices, Council Chamber, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, NG34 7EF. 

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to confirm their attendance by email to BusinessSupportTeam@n-kesteven.gov.uk or phone 01529 308024. If you would like to collect a nomination pack(s) at the briefing you will also need to confirm the division(s) in advance so that the relevant numbers can be prepared.

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 candidate’s nomination pack. Nomination packs are available from Electoral Services and to download from the Candidate nomination information page. 

Anyone considering standing as a candidate is strongly advised to read guidance and information provided by the Electoral Commission.

Nominations may be submitted between 9am and 5pm on Monday 27 March to Thursday 30 March, between 9am and 4pm on Friday 31 March, between 9am and 5pm on Monday 3rd April and between 9am and 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

An appointment system will be operated for the delivery of nominations and those with pre-booked appointments will receive priority. Appointments can be booked by calling 01529 308024 or by emailing BusinessSupportTeam@n-kesteven.gov.uk.

The electoral register to be used for nominations will be available to candidates from Monday 27 March, upon written request.

If you are interested in standing as a candidate or would like further advice or information, then, please contact Electoral Services on (01529) 308238 or by email to elections@n-kesteven.gov.uk.  

Key dates and deadlines

Nomination Packs Available - Friday 24 February

Candidate/ Agent Briefing on Election Process - Wednesday 15 March, 6pm

Publication of Notice of Election - Monday 27 March

Deadline for receipt of nominations/consents to nomination - Tuesday 4 April, 4pm

Last day for withdrawal of candidature - Tuesday 4 April, 4pm

Last day to appoint election agents - Tuesday 4 April, 4pm

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated - Wednesday 5 April, 4pm

Candidates' Event at LCC Offices, Lincoln - Thursday 6 April, 6pm

Publication of Notice of Poll - Tuesday 25 April

Last day for receipt of applications to register to vote - Thursday 13 April, midnight

Last day for receipt of new postal vote applications - Tuesday 18 April, 5pm

Last day to change absent vote arrangements - Tuesday 18 April, 5pm

Last day for receipt of new proxy vote applications - Tuesday 25 April, 5pm

Last day to appoint polling and counting agents - Wednesday 26 April

First day to apply for replacement postal ballot papers (lost, spoilt or not received) - Thursday 27 April

Polling day - Thursday 4 May, 7am to 10pm

Last day for receipt of emergency proxy vote applications - Thursday 4 May, 5pm

Last day to apply for replacement postal ballot papers - Thursday 4 May, 5pm

Verification and Count (candidates and agents only) - Thursday 4 May, 10pm

Voting

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Thursday 13 April.

Find out more about registering to vote.

Proxy votes

Amendments or cancellations of existing proxy vote arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy, due to a medical emergency or one relating to a service or work reason which occurs after 5pm on Tuesday 25 April, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 4 May.

Find out more about voting by proxy.    

Postal votes

New applications to vote by post, amendments to existing postal votes or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

Find out more about postal voting. 

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