Long Ashton ward by election

An election will take place on Thursday 3 November to elect one Parish Councillor. Only electors registered in Long Ashton, Long Ashton ward will be eligible to vote in this election.

How you can vote at the elections

You can vote in the polling station, by post, or 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 18 October 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 19 October 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 26 October 2022.

Poll cards will be sent out around the beginning of October. 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 29 September 2022 and will be displayed on our legal notices page.

You can submit your nomination forms from Friday 30 September 2022 to Friday 7 October 2022 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. Refer to the Electoral Commission guidance on what documentation can be sent by fax or email. 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, except for Friday 7 October 2022. These appointments will need to be booked in advance. Please email electoral.services@n-somerset.gov.uk for further information or to book an appointment.

Process Date and time
publication of notice of election Thursday 29 September
start of nominations Friday 30 September
close of receipt of nominations 4pm on Friday 7 October
delivery of notice of withdrawal of candidature 4pm on Friday 7 October
publication of statements of persons nominated Monday 10 October
last date for registration - deadline for applicants midnight on Tuesday 18 October
receipt of postal vote and proxy vote applications 5pm on Wednesday 19 October
receipt of ordinary proxy vote applications 5pm on Wednesday 26 October
appointment of poll and count agents Thursday 27 October
day of poll - polling stations open from 7am to 10pm Thursday 3 November
verification of the votes - following close of poll Thursday 3 November
counting of the votes Thursday 3 November