06 Feb MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
Wroughton Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.
WHAT DO COUNCILLORS DO?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.
CAN I STAND?
There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:
- at least 18 years’ old
- a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a
citizen of any member state of the European Union, and
meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
- are registered as a local government elector for the parish.
- have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
- Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish.
- You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
TIMETABLE OF PROCEEDINGS FOR 2019 ELECTIONS:
|Publication of Notice of Election||Tuesday 26th March 2019
|Receipt of Nominations||4:00 pm Wednesday 3rd April 2019
|Withdrawal of Candidate||4:00 pm Wednesday 9th April 2019
|Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated||4:00 pm Thursday 4th April 2019|
|Last Date for Registration||Friday 12th April 2019
|Last Day to be included in the Register to Vote||5:00 pm Friday 12th April 2019|
|Receipt of Postal Vote Applications||5:00 pm Monday 15th April 2019
|Publication of Notice of Poll||Wednesday 24th April 2019
|Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications||Wednesday 24th April 2019
|Publish Late Applications to Register||5:00 pm Thursday 25th April 2019|
|Appointment of Poll and Count Agents||Thursday 25th April 2019|
|First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Ballots||Friday 26th April 2019|
|Last Time for Clerical Error Correction||9:00 pm Thursday 2nd May 2019|
|Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers||5:00 pm Thursday 2nd May 2019|
|Last Time for Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications||5:00 pm Thursday 2nd May 2019|
|DAY OF POLL||7:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday 2nd May 2019|