Elections 2023

Belgrave Ward & Watling South Division By-Elections Thursday 2 March 2023

Following the resignation of a councillor for the Belgrave Ward and Watling South Division we have received the requisite number of requests asking for a by-election to be held in these areas. These by-elections will take place on Thursday 2 March 2023.

Only eligible registered electors in the Belgrave Ward and Watling South Division will be able to vote at this election.

Election Notices

Belgrave Ward Election Notices

Watling South Division Election Notices

Notice of Vacancy – Belgrave Ward

Notice of Vacancy – Watling South Division

Notice of Election – Belgrave Ward

Notice of Election – Watling South Division

Notice of Election Agents – Belgrave Ward

Notice of Election Agents – Watling South Division

Statement of Persons Nominated – Belgrave Ward

Statement of Persons Nominated – Watling South Division

Notice of Poll – Belgrave Ward

Notice of Poll – Watling South Division

Results – Belgrave Ward

Results – Watling South Division

 

Information for Candidates and Agents

A candidates and agents briefing took place on Monday 23 January 2023 at 6pm on Microsoft Teams.

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

Information for Electors

Key deadlines for Belgrave Ward By-Election and Watling South Division By-Election on Thursday 2 March 2023:

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

Tuesday 14 February 2023

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 15 February 2023

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

5:00pm on Wednesday 22 February 2023

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

5:00pm on Thursday 2 March 2023

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.

Voting by post

To vote by post, you need to complete a postal vote application form. 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 15 February 2023.

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. 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 22 February 2023. Please note that the deadline for a postal-proxy (where your appointed proxy wishes to vote by post) is Wednesday 15 February.

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.

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)