Cotswold DC Prepares for May's Local Elections

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Cotswold DC Prepares for May's Local Elections

Elections are due to be held for the whole of Cotswold District Council and all Parish and Town Councils in the District on Thursday, May 3rd.

The process gets under way on March 21st with the issue of the Notice of Election.

The notice gives details about which areas are included in the election and when nominations must be received. It also gives details about postal and proxy voting deadlines.

Not only can you vote at the local elections, you may also stand as a candidate.

To be a candidate, you must submit a nomination paper by noon on April 4th. Nominations must be signed by ten people for district elections or two people for parish/town elections. The signatories must be on the electoral register for the area in which you are standing.

The Council is holding two meetings to give information and guidance for people who are thinking about standing as a councillor. They will be held on:

Monday, March 12th at Council Offices, Trinity Road , Cirencester
Monday, March 19th at Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh

Both meetings will start at 7pm with coffee available from 6.30pm. Anyone who is interested is invited to just turn up on the night.

To be able to vote, you need to be included on the register of electors. If you have recently moved or are not sure if you are registered, contact electoral services to check if you are included. If you are not registered, you can do so until 5pm on April 18th.

If you are not able to get to the polling station on May 3rd, you can apply to vote by post or proxy. For either, you will need to apply in writing. For postal votes you must apply by April 18th; for proxies the deadline is April 25th.

Further information on all the above is available from Electoral Services at Cotswold District Council or at www.cotswold.gov.uk

Posted : 07/03/2007 11:04:06

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