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Current Elections

District & Parish Elections 2 May 2019

South Norfolk has been subject to reviews that have resulted in changes to boundaries and governance arrangements to both its district wards and parishes. These will all come into effect for the elections on the 2 May 2019.

District Review

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England recently undertook a review of the number of district councillors and district ward boundaries for South Norfolk. This resulted in retaining the same number of  councillors 46,  but with a reduction in the number of wards they represent from 36 to 26 wards resulting in an increase in multi member wards

Full details of the review and how it may affect you can be seen here.

Parish Review (Community Governance review)

South Norfolk also recently undertook a Community Governance Review which looked at the Parish arrangements within South Norfolk resulting in many changes including amendments to  boundaries, names, numbers of councillors, the merging of and the creation of a Parish. 

Details of the review and how it may affect you can be seen here.

All the new District and Parish boundaries can be viewed on an interactive map with guidance available here.

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For information about become a councillor see https://beacouncillor.co.uk/

 

A spreadsheet showing the make up of District Wards by Parishes and Polling Districts along with the location of polling stations and number of councillors can be viewed here.

District Elections

District elections in South Norfolk take place every four years, a poll takes place if there are more valid candidate nominations than vacancies. There will be 26 wards represented by 46 District Councillors with a mix of single and multi member wards.

Information for candidates and agents can be found below.

Parish Elections 2 May 2019

Parish elections are held every four years, a poll takes place if there are more valid candidate nominations than vacancies.

On 2 May 2019 there will be 100 Parish and Town council elections in South Norfolk, some are joint parishes, with some larger parishes being divided into wards. There are also 13 small parishes that do not elect councillors and are called Parish Meetings.

Information for candidates can be found below.

The code of conduct for campaigners can be viewed here.

 

 

A candidate briefing was held on the 11 February 2019 the presentation can be viewed  here.

A number of questions were asked around spending limits for candidates the answers to these are below.

The spending limit of £740 plus 6p per elector is the same amount for both parish and district.

Someone standing as a district and parish councillow gets the full allowance for each.

Electoral commission guidance currently states that spending limit rules apply during the regulated period which for the 2019 local elections commences on the day after  you officially become a candidate - the earliest date this can be is 26 March and ends on polling day.

 

For further guidance please read the electoral commission guidance here.

If you have any questions please contact elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk

 

Information for candidates can be viewed here.

The Electoral Commission published the District nomination pack on Friday 18 January. However, unfortunately due to technical problems the Electoral Commission issued an incorrect version which was published and circulated. This has now been rectified and the correct pack is  now available. The Parish Nomination Pack was unaffected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Nomination pack can be found here.

Please note nomination papers must be submitted between 9am and 4pm on any working day from;

Wednesday 20 March 2019 until and including Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nomination papers have been amended recently to include a page about home addresses. Please ensure you are using the correct and latest papers from the electoral commission website.

Please complete and return the candidate contact form with your nomination papers.

A candidate briefing took place on 11 February 2019 information provided at the briefing can be viewed here.

A number of questions were asked around spending limits for candidates the answers to these are below.

The spending limit of £740 plus 6p per elector is the same amount for both parish and district.

Someone standing as a district and parish councillor gets the full allowance for each.

Electoral commission guidance currently states that spending limit rules apply during the regulated period which for the 2019 local elections commences on the day after  you officially become a candidate - the earliest date this can be is 26 March and ends on polling day.

 

For further guidance please read the electoral commission guidance here.

 

If you have any questions please contact elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk

 

Information for candidates can be viewed here.

Nomination packs can be found here.

Please note nomination papers must be submitted between 9am and 4 pm on any working day from;

Wednesday 20 March 2019 until and including Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nomination papers have been amended recently to include a page about home addresses. Please ensure you are using the  latest papers from the electoral commission website.

Please complete and return the candidate contact form with your nomination papers.

A timetable can be seen here.

Nomination papers will be changing as there has been a change to the requirement to provide a home address on ballot papers.

Please ensure you are using the correct and latest papers when they become available on the electoral commission website.