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Election Day - Handside Ward - Thursday 14 December 2017

Details of a casual vacancy in Handside Ward in the Borough of Welwyn Hatfield

There is a vacancy in Handside Ward in the Borough of Welwyn Hatfield due to the resignation of Rachel Lesley Basch.

A by election will be held on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Polling stations for the by election will be:

  • Polling District BAA: Communal Hall Guessens Grove, Guessens Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6RF.  This has replaced the usual polling station, St Francis Church Hall, which is unavailable for use on Thursday 14 December 2017.  Please note change of polling station for 14 December 2017.
  • Polling District BAB: Christchurch Baptist, 110 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6HN.

The statement of persons nominated and Election Agent Notice will be published by 4pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Notice of Election

Applications for electoral registration

To vote in the by election you must be included in the register of electors.  If you are not already registered, you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact Electoral Services by email: elections@welhat.gov.uk or by telephone on 01707 357300 to request an application form.  All registration applications must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE by 12 midnight on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

Absent voting - by post or by proxy

If you are included in the Welwyn Hatfield register of electors you can apply to vote by post or proxy.   You can download an application form at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk, or contact Electoral Services by email: elections@welhat.gov.uk or by telephone on 01707 357300 to request an application form.  Once completed, forms can be emailed to elections@welhat.gov.uk .

The following deadlines apply for the by election on 14 December 2017:

  • all applications for new postal votes, or requests to change or cancel an existing postal or proxy appointment, must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE by 5pm on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

  • all applications for new proxy votes (but not postal proxy votes or emergency proxy votes) must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE by 5pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017.

  • an emergency proxy may be granted where the emergency has occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017 on the grounds of a physical incapacity or for work/service reasons.  All applications must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE by 5pm on Thursday 14 December 2017.  You can contact Electoral Services on 01707 357300 for advice.

    Please note that all absent voting applications require your personal identifiers - date of birth and signature, and must be completed correctly.

    Information for Candidates

    Information and guidance about standing as a candidate and nomination packs are available from the Electoral Commission's website at www.electoralcommission.org.uk

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