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How to stand for election as a local councillor

Nomination period

Whether you have been selected by a party as a candidate, or are standing as an independent candidate, you must make sure you are officially ‘nominated’. 

Nomination is the formal process of joining the election contest. Nomination consists of a set of papers that must be completed to confirm that you are eligible to stand for election. The paper must be signed by 10 electors registered in the ward in which you wish to stand.

Nomination papers will be available during February and can be downloaded from the election page.

Nomination papers must be submitted by 4pm on 3 April 2019. 

After nominations

Once the nomination period has closed, the election contest really begins.  You will be notified of where and when the poll will take place and which other candidates are also running for the ward.

Once the poll closes the votes are counted and the results announced.

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