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Two standing in by-election for Oakham South on Rutland County Council

Two people have been nominated as candidates to become a Rutland county councillor for Oakham South.

A vacancy became available following the resignation of Nick Woodley.

The poll for the Oakham South by-election will take place on Thursday, August 19, between 7am and 10pm.

Ballot box
Ballot box

The two candidates nominated are as follows:

  • Paul Browne (Liberal Democrat)
  • Andy Burton (The Conservative Party Candidate)
Rutland County Council
Rutland County Council

In line with Electoral Commission and Government guidance, it is recommended that voters wear face masks in polling stations to reduce the risk from Covid-19. Hand sanitising stations and single-use pencils for marking ballots will also be provided.

The deadline for receiving new applications to register to vote for this election is Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Applications can be made online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

New applications to vote by post and any requests to cancel or change an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the council’s electoral services team by 5pm on Wednesday, August 4, to be valid for this election.

New applications to vote by proxy except on the grounds of a medical emergency must be submitted before 5pm on Wednesday, August 11. Emergency proxy votes will be available as other recent elections

For more information about the Oakham South by-elections, voter registration and how to vote, please visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/elections or email: elections@rutland.gov.uk.

Alternatively, please call: 01572 722 577.

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