ELECTIONS 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

Two briefings have been arranged for Tuesday 19 February 2019 and Wednesday 20 February 2019 from 5.15 pm at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA.

The sessions will be led by Caroline Lacey, Returning Officer and other key election officers will also be in attendance.

The session will cover the following points:

  • ·        election timetable
  • ·        qualifications
  • ·        disqualifications
  • ·        nominations
  • ·        agents
  • ·        postal votes
  • ·        day of poll
  • ·        counting of votes
  • ·        candidates expenses
There will also be a question and answer session at the end.

Anyone wishing to attend, should call the electoral services team on 01482 393300 by Friday 15 February 2019. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

In the meantime nomination and related forms can be obtained from ERYC or Hornsea Town Council (please email clerk@hornsea.gov.uk). Hard copies of the forms will also be available at the briefing sessions.

The nomination period will open on Wednesday 20 March 2019, following the publication of the notice of election and will close at 4.00 pm prompt on Wednesday 3 April 2019. The nomination period is the time when nomination forms can be formally submitted. Due to the number of forms expected, an appointment system will be operated and I would urge candidates to use this. I would also urge candidates not to leave it until late into the process to submit their forms, as this will not give the opportunity for an informal check of the forms to be undertaken and adequate time for a candidate to make any required corrections or to prepare new forms for submission. Appointments can be made by calling (01482) 393207, 393208 or 393202.

Along with the nomination and related forms, I would encourage candidates strongly to read the range of ‘guide for candidates’ publications which are available on the electoral commission website at the web address below. They are an extremely useful source of guidance and advice for candidates:

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-in-england

  • ·        The guides cover the following areas:
  • ·        Can you stand for election?
  • ·        Standing as an independent candidate
  • ·        Standing as a party candidate
  • ·        Spending and donations
  • ·        The campaign
  • ·        Your right to attend key electoral events
  • ·        After the declaration of results

Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me (Town Clerk - Hornsea Town Council - 01964 532252) or Simon Clark (Electoral Services Manager - ERYC - 01482 393311).

J Richardson

TOWN CLERK