Local Elections - Thursday 2nd May 2019

Would you like to represent your community? Are you interested in the issues that Skegness & Winthorpe face? Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the local community? If the answer is Yes, then becoming a Councillor could be right for you.

What does Skegness Town Council do?

Skegness Town Council is a medium to large sized parish covering Skegness & Winthorpe.

A List of Councils' current duties are:

  • Management of the Cemetery, Remembrance Garden, Sunshine Play Area, Allotments, Christmas Illuminations and some of the benches, notice boards and bus shelters in the town
  • Provision of Community Grants
  • Review and comment on planning applications within the Town
  • Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area
  • Engage with all interested parties regarding current and future shape of life in the local area
  • Amenity grass cutting in Skegness and maintenance of some parish paths
  • Jolly Fisherman Trademark
  • Hanging Baskets and Planters (Town Centre and Castleton Boulevard only)
  • War Memorial maintenance
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Charity Street Collection Licensing
  • Remembrance Parade organisation
  • Mayoral and Town Crier support for events
  • Provision of Christmas Illuminations

For more information about Skegness Town Council please click here

Am I eligible to stand for election?

To be able to stand as a candidate at a local government election in England and Wales you must:

    • be at least 18 years old
    • be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
    • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

For more information please see the Electoral Commission Website

How do I stand for election?

Check you are eligible and then contact the ELDC elections officer on 01507 601111 for a nomination pack (these should be available from March 2019).

Please note your nomination paper and consent to nomination must be delivered by hand to ELDC at Manby Park, Louth.

Click here fore further details

Timetable for Elections 2019

Event

Details

Working Days Before Poll

Date

Publication of notice of election

East Lindsey District Council announce that there is to be an election

Not later than 25 days

26th March 2019

Delivery of nomination papers

Those that wish to stand for election must hand in their nomination forms to East Lindsey District Council

From the date stated on the notice of election on the nineteenth working day before the election (4pm)

From the date stated on the notice of election on 3rd April 2019 (4pm)

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

Last date that you can withdraw your application to stand for election

19 days (4pm)

3rd April 2019 (4pm)

Publication of statement of persons nominated

East Lindsey District Council will produce their list of who has been nominated for election

Not later than 18 days (4pm)

4th April 2019 (4pm)

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

Deadline to register on the electoral register to have your opportunity to vote in this election

12 days

12th April 2019

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

Last opportunity to register to vote by post in this election

11 days (5pm)

15th April 2019 (5pm)

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

If you are unable to vote in person you can register to vote by proxy

6 days (5pm)

24th April 2019 (5pm)

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

Interim notice of alterations published by East Lindsey District Council

18 days - 6 days

Between 4th April and 24th April 2019 (inclusive)

Publication of notice of poll

Not later than 6 days

24th April 2019

Publication of final election notice

5 days

25th April 2019

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

5 days

25th April 2019

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes

4 days

26th April 2019

Polling day

0 (7am - 10pm)

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

0 (5pm)

2nd May 2019 (5pm)

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

0 (5pm)

2nd May 2019 (5pm)

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

0 (9pm)

2nd May 2019 (9pm)

Delivery of return as to election expenses (parish council elections only)

Not later than 28 calendar days after the date of the election

30th May 2019

Sending postal vote identifier rejection notices

Within 3 calendar months beginning with the date of the poll

2nd August 2019