Portishead East Ward by election

An election will take place on Thursday 21 July 2022 to elect three Parish Councillors.

Only electors registered in Portishead East Ward will be eligible to vote in this election.

COVID and public safety measures

This election will take place at a time when Covid-19 continues to present risks to public health.

Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change. This means we cannot currently answer all the questions you may have about how the elections will be run.

We are working closely with a number of public bodies to help you stay safe when voting:

  • central government
  • Electoral Commission
  • the wider electoral community
  • public health

How you can vote at the elections

You can vote

  • in the polling station
  • by post
  • by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf (known as a proxy vote)

Deadlines

The deadline to Register to Vote is midnight on Tuesday 5 July 2022.

If you want to set up a postal or a proxy vote, do it as early as possible and by the deadline.

The deadline to apply to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022 (This is also the deadline to change or cancel an existing postal vote).

The deadline to apply to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 13 July 2022.

Poll cards

Poll cards will be sent out around the end of June. Your poll card tells you your current voting arrangements and, if you’re voting in the polling station, it will include details of where you need to go.

You do not need to take your poll card to the polling station with you in order to vote.

Information for candidates and agents wishing to stand at the election

Notice of election will be published on Thursday 16 June 2022 and will be displayed on the legal notices page.

Nomination forms

You can submit your nomination forms from Friday 17 June 2022 to Friday 24 June 2022 between 10am and 4pm without an appointment. The original version of the nomination form must be delivered by hand* to our Town Hall address.

*refer to the Electoral Commission guidance on what documentation can be sent via fax or email.

Town Hall

Walliscote Grove Road

Weston-super-Mare

BS23 1UJ

Measures will be in place to ensure this is conducted safely.

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Nomination paper check

We are also offering an informal nominations papers check during the time and dates specified above (with the exception of with the exception of Friday 24 June). These appointments will need to be booked in advance.

Please email Electoral Services for further information or to book an appointment.

Timeline for the election process
Event Date Time
Publication of Notice of Election Thursday 16 June  
Start of nominations Friday 17 June  
Close of receipt of nominations Friday 24 June 4.00pm
Delivery of notice of withdrawal of candidature Friday 24 June 4.00pm
Publication of statements of persons nominated Monday 27 June  
Last date for registration - deadline for applications Tuesday 5 July midnight
Receipt of postal vote and postal proxy applications Wednesday 6 July 5.00pm
Receipt of ordinary proxy vote applications Wednesday 13 July 5.00pm
Appointment of poll and count agents Thursday 14 July  
Day of poll Thursday 21 July polling stations open 7.00am to 10.00pm
Verification of the votes (following close of poll) Thursday 21 July  
Counting of votes Thursday 21 July