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May 2021 elections

Election for North Somerset Council Portishead East Ward

Information for candidates and agents wishing to stand at the North Somerset Council Portishead East Ward election can be found at the Electoral Commission website

The legislation for candidates wishing to stand in this election has changed due to coronavirus. The number of subscribers (i.e. signatures) that a candidate will require for their nomination form is now two (previously 10). The nomination pack has been updated to reflect this.

You can submit your nomination forms from Tuesday 23 March to Thursday 8 April between 10am and 4pm without an appointment. The original version of the nomination form must be delivered by hand to Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ. Measures will be in place to ensure this is conducted safely.

We are also offering an informal nominations papers check during the time and dates specified above. These appointments will need to be booked in advance. Please email for more information or to book an appointment.

Timetable for the election process 

publication of notice of election Monday 22 March  
start of nominations Tuesday 23 March  
close of receipt of nominations Thursday 8 April 4pm
delivery of notice of withdrawal of candidature Thursday 8 April 4pm
appointment of election agents Thursday 8 April 4pm
publication of statement of persons nominated Friday 9 April 4pm
last date for registration - deadline for applicants Monday 19 April midnight
receipt of postal vote and postal proxy applications Tuesday 20 April 5pm
receipt of ordinary proxy vote applications Tuesday 27 April 5pm
appointment of poll and count agents Wednesday 28 April  
day of poll - polling stations open 7am to 10pm Thursday 6 May  
verification of the votes (following close of poll) Thursday 6 May  
counting of the votes (following close of poll and verification) Thursday 6 May