In response to the Notice of Vacancy published in relation to the vacancy of Councillor for the Byram and Brotherton Ward, a request for an election has been made by the requisite number of electors and therefore a by-election will take place on Thursday 20 January 2022.
Please find below key documents relating to the election. For important dates, click on the election timetable.
Registering to Vote and applying for Absent Votes (including emergency proxies due to Covid-19)
The deadline to register to vote in this election was Tuesday 4 January 2022 and has now passed. You can register to vote in future elections online here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Alternatively, you can contact the Electoral Registration Team if you would like a paper copy of the form.
The deadline to apply, amend or cancel voting by post at this election was 5.00pm on Wednesday 5 January 2022 and has now passed. You can still apply to vote by post for future elections, we are happy to accept good quality scanned copies of the completed form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for this election has now passed. It was 5.00pm Wednesday 12 January 2022.
If circumstances change and you are unable to vote in person on election day due to your employment or disability, and if you came aware of this reason after the proxy deadline, there is the option for an emergency proxy. This now also includes Covid-19.
Your application to vote by emergency proxy must be received by us by 5.00pm on Thursday 20 January 2022 (polling day). The application forms can be downloaded below:
An appropriate person, i.e. your employer or a doctor, MUST sign your application form. Once completed, please email the application to email@example.com.
Emergency Proxies due to Covid-19
To apply for an emergency proxy vote if you or your proxy need to self-isolate due to Covid-19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the form below:
Covid-19 and the Election
The ongoing situation with Covid-19 still needs to be considered in relation to the election. As such, there will be additional provisions at polling stations in order to make them safer for voters and staff. Polling station staff will be issued with additional safety equipment such as screens, masks and hand sanitizer. Social distancing and mask wearing will be encouraged, and some additional signage will also be in place to guide voters around the polling stations in a safe manner.
Published below is the expenses pack which needs to be completed by candidates after the election. The deadline for completion and submission is Thursday 24 February 2022. Guidance on how to complete election expenses forms is on the Electoral Commission website here: Local elections in England | Electoral Commission