Elections 2019

Ordinary Parish elections will be held on 2 May 2019. There will be 6 Cllrs elected for the Odiham ward, 3 for the North Warnborough ward and 1 for the RAF Station ward.  Poll cards will be issued on 26 March and will confirm each elector's polling stations.

Candidates will be able to submit new format nomination papers from Tuesday 26 March and as in previous years, nomination papers must now be hand delivered to the Returning Officer. Whilst the candidate does not need to deliver them in person, they cannot use the postal service to deliver them. Candidates may ask friends or relatives to deliver the papers to Hart DC.

The closing date for the submission of nomination papers is 4pm on the 3rd April 2019. Candidate withdrawals will not be accepted after this deadline.

Guidance for Candidates
The primary source of information and guidance for candidates remains the Electoral Commission and can be viewed here:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales

Hart DC will generally direct candidates who have queries about the process of standing to the above web site. They will provide local information such as where to deliver papers and count arrangements from the 12 March 2019. Nomination papers will also be available from the EC web site, but prospective candidates should note that the new format nomination papers are not currently available for download. Hart DC will also provide hard copy new format nomination papers from the 12 March 2019.

Purdah
Attached is some guidance from the Local Government Association in connection with the purdah period for the May 2019 elections.

https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/purdah