An election will take place on Thursday 7 October to elect a parish councillor for Portishead's South Ward.
Portishead Town Council South ward by-election
Only electors registered in Portishead South 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 to vote in the election
You can vote:
- in the polling station
- by post
- by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf (known as a proxy vote).
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 21 September.
If you want to set up a postal or a proxy vote, do it as early as possible by the deadline.
The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 22 September. 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 29 September.
Poll cards will be sent out mid-September. Your poll card will tell you:
- your current voting arrangements
- if you are voting in a 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
We will publish a notice of election on Thursday 2 September on our public and legal notices page.
You can submit your nomination forms fromFriday 3 September to Friday 10 September between 10am and 4pm without an appointment.
The original version of the nomination form must be delivered by hand to our Town Hall address.
Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Measures will be in place to ensure this is conducted safely. Please refer to the Electoral Commission guidance on what documentation can be sent via fax or email.
Nomination paper check
We are offering an informal check of nomination papers during the time and dates specified above, with the exception of Friday 10 September.
These appointments will need to be booked in advance. Please email Electoral Services for further information or to book an appointment.
Timeline of events
|publication of notice of election||2 September|
|start of nominations||3 September|
|close of receipt of nominations||10 September||4pm|
|delivery of notice of withdrawal of candidature||10 September||4pm|
|publication of statements of persons nominated||13 September|
|last date for registration - deadline for applications||21 September||midnight|
|receipt of postal vote and postal proxy applications||22 September||5pm|
|receipt of ordinary proxy vote applications||29 September||5pm|
|appointment of poll and count agents||30 September|
|day of poll||7 October||polling stations open 7am to 10pm|
|verification of the votes (following close of poll)||7 October|
|counting of votes||7 October|