District and Parish Council Elections - 2 May 2019

West Lindsey District Council will be running elections for all 20 wards within the district on 2 May 2019.

To be eligible to stand for election you must be: 18 or over; and a British or eligible EU or Commonwealth citizen and meet one of the qualifications below:

  • registered to vote in West Lindsey; or
  • for the whole 12 months preceding, you must have occupied, as owner or tenant, any land or premises in West Lindsey; or
  • for the whole 12 months preceding, worked (as principal employment) in West Lindsey; or
  • for the whole of 12 months preceding, lived in West Lindsey

West Lindsey useful contacts

Email: ereg@west-lindsey.gov.uk

Phone: 01427 676575

Nomination and guidance documents for District elections

Nomination and guidance documents for Parish elections

Contacts for political parties

Conservatives: www.conservativecouncillors.com

Labour: www.labour.org.uk 

Liberal Democrats: www.libdems.org.uk/councillors

UKIP: www.ukip.org

Local Government Association (independent and smaller parties): www.local.gov.uk/lga-independent

Other useful contacts

Electoral Commission: www.electoralcommission.org.uk

Key dates and deadlines

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Publication of Notice of Poll

Friday 12 April 2019, midnight - Last day for receipt of applications to register to vote

Monday 15 April 2019, 5pm - Last day for receipt of new postal vote applications

Monday 15 April 2019, 5pm - Last day to change absent vote arrangements
                    
Wednesday 24 April 2019, 5pm -Last day for receipt of new proxy vote applications
                                                   
Friday 26 April 2019 - First day to apply for replacement postal ballot paper (lost, spoilt or not received)

Thursday 2 May 2019, 7am to 10pm - Polling Day
                                                                                                   
Thursday 2 May 2019, 5pm - Last day for receipt of emergency proxy vote applications       

Thursday 2 May 2019, 5pm - Last day to apply for replacement postal ballot papers
                 
Thursday 2 May 2019, 10.30pm - Verification for all papers and District Count (ticket entry only)

Friday 3 May 2019, 10.30am - Counting of Parish Ballot Papers

VOTING

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.  Please Register on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Postal Votes

New applications to vote by post, amendments to existing postal votes or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019

Proxy Votes

New applications to vote by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Emergency proxy applications, due to medical emergency or one relating to a service or work reason which occurs after 5pm on Wednesday 24 April, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 2 May.