Nominations for a District Council seat are open.

Date Published: 20 April 2022

A By-Election has been called for a vacant seat for the Sleaford Quarrington and Mareham ward. This vacancy arose after the resignation of the existing District Councillor Michael Kent.

Nominations open on Wednesday 20 April 2022 and close at 4pm on Thursday 28 April 2022.  Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate can download the nomination forms from the Council’s website or contact Electoral Services – see details below.

Legally, certain forms must be hand-delivered either by the candidate or their election agent, or someone they trust.  An appointments system is in place, between the hours of 10am to 4pm on working days only, and it is strongly advised that an appointment is made.

If the seat is contested, the By-Election will be held on Thursday 26 May 2022.  Further information will be shared in due course.

More information is available at https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/residents/electoral-registration-and-elections/forthcoming-election-and-referendum-dates/sleaford-quarrington-mareham-ward-by-elections-26-may-2022/

Alternatively, please contact the Electoral Services Team via elections@n-kesteven.gov.uk or call 01529 308352.

Anyone needing to register to vote for the election – especially those who have moved into the area since the last elections, or who has since turned 18 or wasn’t registered to vote – should do so by midnight on Tuesday 10 May 2022.

Applications for postal or proxy voting, or any changes thereto, must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2022.

Further information on registering to vote can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website in the section for voters at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter

The Council is doing everything it can to make voting at a polling station as safe as possible, putting in place requirements similar to those you experience when you go shopping, such as welcoming the wearing of face coverings, providing hand sanitiser and safe distancing. You are encouraged to go alone and to take your own pen or pencil to the polling station for extra Covid-safe certainty. Voters should anticipate the need to queue as these measures may slow the process. 

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