Leamington Clarendon District Ward - Thursday 16 June 2022

The Returning Officer received a request from 2 local government electors for an election to be held to fill the vacancy. The election was held on Thursday 16 June 2022

Election results

.Leamington Clarendon Ward, By election results

Election details

Key information for candidates

The Electoral Commission website outlines eligibility to stand for election in each type of poll and publishes comprehensive guidance and resources for candidates and agents for all polls. This includes rules on spending, donations, and campaigning.

  • Advice on electoral deadlines and procedures is also available from the local Returning Officer Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV34 5HZ and at warwickdc.gov.uk.
  • Nomination paper packs for all elections are available by contacting the Elections Team on elections@warwickdc.gov.uk or phone 01926 456105.

Key dates for candidates

Date Item
10 May Publication of Notice of Election at Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5HZ and online at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/elections – candidate nominations open from the times stated on Notice until 4pm on 18 May
From 18 May Poll cards issued to all electors registered to vote within the ward by 27 May 2022.
18 May Candidate nominations close - 4pm deadline for delivery of nomination papers, consent to nominations and homes address forms.
18 May Deadline for withdrawals of nominations – 4pm.
18 May Deadline for notification of appointment of election agent – 4pm.
18 May Official Statement of Persons Nominated lists published at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/elections any time from the close of nominations until 4pm on Thursday 19 May
27 May Last date for voter registration – 11:59pm deadline.
30 May Last date to apply for a postal vote - 5pm deadline.
30 May Total electorate available after this date. Please email elections@warwickdc.gov.uk to request the figures.
1 June Postal voted issued, including service voters.
8 June Last date to apply for a proxy vote (not emergency proxy) – 5pm deadline.
9 June Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents. (application forms will be sent out by Returning Officer to Candidates and Agents)
10 June First day to reissue any lost or spoilt postal ballot papers.
16 June Until 5pm, last day electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal vote. Replacement postal ballot packs will only be issued in person to the elector themselves at .
16 June Polling day – polls open 7am to 10pm
16 June Emergency proxy vote applications for medical or work-related emergencies will only be accepted in person at Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV34 5HZ until 5pm. More details on the circumstances in which an emergency proxy may be requested can be found on the Electoral Commission website.
16 June Opening of postal votes will commence at Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 5HZ during polling day. Candidates and appointed agents will be able to attend.
16 June Counting of the votes will commence 22:00 onwards at Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 5HZ during polling day. Candidates and appointed agents will be able to attend.

Nominations

  • Nomination papers, consent to nominations and home address forms must be delivered by hand to Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5HZ on any working day between Tuesday 11 May until 4pm on Wednesday 18 May.  This is on a strict appointment basis only.
  • The Returning Officer can informally check completed nomination papers before you officially submit them to identify anything that could cause your nomination to be rejected.  
  • Once you have submitted your nomination papers, the Returning Officer will send you a notice to tell you whether your nomination is valid or not. Please contact the Elections Team on elections@warwickdc.gov.uk or phone 01926 456105 for details.
  • If you change your mind and no longer want to stand for election after your valid nomination has been accepted, you can withdraw. You must do this by 4pm on Wednesday 18 May.
  • After the close of nominations, if there are more validly nominated candidates than there are seats there will be a poll on 16 June 2022. If one nomination is received, they will be declared elected. The Returning Officer will publish the results in a public notice.
  • Any information on your nomination papers must be true to the best of your knowledge. Providing a false statement could invalidate your election and is punishable by an unlimited fine and/or imprisonment.

Postal vote opening sessions

  • You and your election agent (if appointed) are entitled to attend the opening of returned postal votes. You may also appoint agents to attend openings on your behalf.  The Returning Officer will confirm number of people allowed to attend.
  • An opening session take place on polling day itself at Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa. The Returning Officer will give you at least 48 hours’ notice and how many postal voting agents may attend.
  • A final opening session will be held after the poll has closed for postal votes handed in to polling stations.
  • The Returning Officer will confirm in advance any Covid-19 safety measures you will be expected to follow to keep you and others safe.
  • Full details of the process and what you and your agents or sub agents can and cannot do during a postal vote opening are detailed in the Electoral Commission guide.

Polling day

  • You and your election agent (if appointed) are entitled to observe proceedings inside polling stations or appoint agents to attend polling stations on your behalf.
  • The Returning Officer will confirm in advance any Covid-19 safety measures you will be expected to follow to keep you and others safe.
  • Your election agent will be supplied with a list of polling stations.
  • Your appointed agents can arrive at any time to observe proceedings. This includes watching the Presiding Officer show the empty ballot box before it is sealed ahead of 7am and being present at the close of poll. At this point, your agents may also attach their seal to the ballot box/es and any close of poll packets made up by the Presiding Officer.
  • Anyone attending a polling station has a duty to maintain the secrecy of the ballot. Breaching the secrecy requirements can lead to an unlimited fine or six months in prison.

The count

  • You and your election agent (if appointed) are entitled to observe the count. You can also invite one other person to attend as your guest and may also appoint counting agents to attend on your behalf. The Returning Officer will confirm the number of people allowed to attend.
  • Counting agents observe the counting process and make sure it is accurate and draw count staff attention to any doubtful ballot papers.
  • Anyone attending the count has a duty to maintain the secrecy of the count and you will be provided with further details on the restrictions.
  • A full explanation of how votes are verified, counted and declared can be found in the Electoral Commission key electoral event guidance for candidates and agents.

Timetable

  • Publication of Notice of Election - Tuesday 10 May 2022
  • Receipt of Nominations - 4pm Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Withdrawl of Candidate - 4pm Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Appointment of Election Agents - 4pm Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Publication of Notice of Election Agents - 4pm Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated - 4pm Thursday 19 May 2022
  • Last Date for Registration - Friday 27 May 2022
  • Receipt of Postal Vote Applications - 5pm Monday 30 May 2022
  • Publication of Notice of Poll - Wednesday 8 June 2022
  • Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications - 5pm Wednesday 8 June 2022
  • Appointment of Poll and Count Agents - Thursday 9 June 2022
  • First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers - Friday 10 June 2022
  • Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers - 5pm Thursday 16 June 2022
  • Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications - 5pm Thursday 16 June 2022
  • Day of Poll - 7am to 10pm Thursday 16 June 2022
  • Return of Election Expenses - Thursday 21 July 2022