Elections to North Somerset Council and every Town/Parish Council within North Somerset will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. All seats on all councils will be subject to the election process.
Apart from the chairman and vice-chairman, your current councillors will remain in office until the fourth day after the election day of 2 May, when they will retire and the new councillors will take office.
Your chairman will remain (even if he/she does not seek re-election) until after a new chairman has been elected at the annual meeting of your council following the election; and your vice-chairman will also remain in office until the new chairman has been elected. Again, this applies even if he/she does not seek re-election.
Timetable for the North Somerset Council Elections
Here’s the key dates you need to be aware of in regard to the 2019 North Somerset Council and Parish/Town Council elections –
Publication of Notice of Election – 19th March 2019
Start of Nominations – 20th March 2019
Close of Receipt of Nominations – 3rd April 2019 at 4.00pm
Delivery of Notice of Withdrawal of Candidature – 3rd April 2019 by 4.00pm
Appointment of Election Agents (North Somerset Council only) – 3rd April 2019 by 4.00pm
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated – 4th April 2019 by 4.00pm
Last Date for Registration – deadline for applications – 12th April 2019 by Midnight
Receipt of Postal Vote and Postal Proxy applications – 15th April 2019 by 5.00pm
Bulk issue of postal votes – 18th April 2019
Receipt of ordinary Proxy Vote Applications – 24th April 2019 by 5.00pm
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents – 25th April 2019
Day of Poll (polling stations open 7.00am to 10.00pm) – 2nd May 2019
Verification of the votes (following close of poll) – 2nd May 2019