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Town and Parish Councillors are elected every four years - Your next opportunity is for May 2015

Full elections are held in all Wards/Parishes every four years in May. The next full round of Parish/Town Council elections are due to take place in May 2015.
You can be a candidate if you are over 21, on the electoral register, or have resided or worked in the Town, or within 4.8km, for at least the past 12 months. You do not qualify if you hold a paid office or any committee thereof or under a company controlled by the council.  Bankruptcy or a previous criminal conviction with a three-month or more prison sentence would also disqualify you as a candidate.  Forms can be obtained from East Herts District Council or the Town Council but must be returned to the Returning Officer at Bishop's Stortford.

Before you can be accepted as a candidate you must have a proposer and a seconder. These people must be on the Electoral Register for Buntingford. Distinctive letters and numbers are available from Town Clerk's Office or the Electoral Registration Department at East Herts District Council.


Latest Time

Notice of Election

Close of nominations

Publication of statement as to persons nominated

Notice of withdrawal of candidature

Notice of poll

Notice of appointment of polling or counting agents

Last Tuesday in March

Noon first Wednesday April.

Noon second Tuesday in April

Noon second Wednesday in April

by 5pm last Wednesday in April

Fifth day before D.E.

D.E. - Day of Election. The above timetable assumes an election on first Thursday in May.
If there are insufficient candidates, those who are and remain validly nominated, are declared elected. If they constitute a quorum they may fill the remaining vacancies by co-option. If there is no quorum the district council may fill the vacancies.

For more detailed information, contact the Electoral Commission website at (http://www.electoralcommission.gov.uk/), or contact us for more advice.