Election 2022 - Spital Ward By-Election

Elections 2022

Spital Ward By-Election Thursday 3 February 2022

Following the resignation of a Spital ward councillor and requests received by two registered electors for a by-election, the Spital ward by-election will take place on Thursday 3 February 2022. Only eligible registered electors in the Spital ward will be able to vote at this election.

Notice of Vacancy

Information for Candidates and Agents

A candidates and agents briefing will take place on Thursday 23 December 2021 at 5pm on Microsoft Teams, to register your interest please email candidates&agents@tamworth.gov.uk or call 01827 214155.

You can find more information about standing as a local government election candidate on the Electoral Commissions website.

The links below will be available shortly after the briefing has taken place:

Election Notices

Information for Electors

Key deadlines for Spital Ward By-Election on Thursday 3 February 2022:

Last day for applications to be included on the register of electors in order to vote in the election

Tues 18 January 2022

Last day for requests for a new postal vote or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment

5:00pm on Wednesday 19 January 2022

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy (except for emergencies)

5:00pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on grounds of medical emergency or reason of employment.

5:00pm on Thursday 3 February 2022

Voting in person

You can vote in person at your allocated polling station. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. If there is a queue you will still be able to vote as long as you joined the queue before 10pm.

Due to COVID-19, there will be safety measures in place at polling stations to help you stay safe.

  • When you go inside, you will be expected to wear a face covering like you do when you go into shops or use public transport.
  • You should sanitise your hands when you go into the polling station and when you leave. Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and exit. 
  • The staff will be wearing masks and visors, like staff in shops, but you’ll still be able to ask them for help if you need it.
  • Polling station staff will be cleaning regularly, so you might need to wait for a booth to be cleaned before you can use it.
  • You are welcome to take your own pen or pencil with you if you would like to. Clean pencils will be available.
  • Where possible, polling places will have a one-way system, so be prepared to follow the signage and any instructions.

Voting by post

To vote by post, you need to complete a postal vote application form. The process for applying for a postal vote has not changed.

You can download a postal application here

You will need to download the postal vote application form and print it. Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it please send it to us at the address below:

The Electoral Registration Officer
FREEPOST RSUR-AUZY-YBAR
Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7BZ

Or by scanning and emailing to Electoral-Applications@tamworth.gov.uk

We must receive your completed postal vote application no later than 5pm on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Voting by proxy (someone voting on your behalf)

To vote by proxy you need to ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You need to complete a proxy vote application form. The process for applying for a proxy vote has not changed.

You can download a proxy application here.

You can find out more about proxy voting here.

You will need to download the proxy vote application form and print it. Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it, please send it to us at the address below:

The Electoral Registration Officer
FREEPOST RSUR-AUZY-YBAR
Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7BZ

Or by scanning and emailing to Electoral-Applications@tamworth.gov.uk

We must receive your completed proxy vote application no later than 5pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Please note that the deadline for a postal-proxy (where your appointed proxy wishes to vote by post) is Wednesday 19 January.

Emergency proxy vote

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

This must be something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.

The form you need to complete depends on your reason for needing an emergency proxy vote.

Emergency proxy application (medical) 

Emergency proxy application (employment) 

You will need to download the relevant emergency proxy vote application form and print it. Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it please send it to us:

By scanning and emailing to Electoral-Applications@tamworth.gov.uk

Or sending to the address below:

The Electoral Registration Officer
FREEPOST RSUR-AUZY-YBAR
Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7BZ

Your completed emergency proxy application must be received by us no later than 5pm on polling day.

If you are not sure if you have a postal vote or proxy vote already, please contact the Electoral Services Office.

Electoral Services Office contact details

Post:   Electoral Services Office

Tamworth Borough Council 
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire 
B79 7BZ

Email: elections@tamworth.gov.uk

Phone: 01827 214155 (office hours only)