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Notices of election published for Rutland




Notices of election for upcoming Parish, Town and County Councillor elections have been published.

Local government elections are due to take place in Rutland on Thursday, May 2.

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A total of 27 Rutland County Councillors are to be elected across 15 wards. In addition, 236 Parish and Town Councillors are to be elected across 33 Parishes and Parish Wards.

Nomination packs can now be obtained from Rutland County Council’s offices and must be returned by prospective candidates before 4pm on Wednesday, April 3.

Where elections are contested (there are more candidates standing than there are seats available), voting is due to take place from 7am until 10pm on Thursday, May 2.

Anyone who is not registered to vote but wants to take part in May’s local elections must register before April 12, 2019 and can do this online at: www.gov.uk/registertovote

The deadline for submitting new applications to vote by post and postal proxy, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes, is Monday, April 15, 2019.

The deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Votes cast in the elections will be counted at Victoria Hall in Oakham on Friday, May 3 - the day after Polling Day. Depending on the number of contested seats, the count for town and parish councils may continue into Saturday, May 4, at the council chamber.

Following final recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, there have been a number of changes to ward boundaries in Rutland since the last full round of local government elections in May 2015. This has changed where some people will need to vote.

For more information about changes to Ward boundaries and to view the full Notices of Election for May 2, 2019 visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/elections2019.

If you have any questions about the elections, please contact Rutland County Council by e-mailing: elections@rutland.gov.uk or calling: 01572 722 577.

  • All candidates standing in the Rutland County Council election are invited to submit a 200-word profile and a high-resolution Jpeg image of themselves to: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk. Please include your full name, e-mail address and mobile telephone number. Please note the wordcount and the deadline are strict. These profiles will be published in the Rutland & Stamford Mercury and Rutland Times before the election. Unfortunately due to space constraints, it is not possible to include parish and town councillor candidates - only county councillor candidates will be accepted.


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