The Government are introducing new measures to ensure that people who are self-isolating can still cast their vote in the May local elections. An amendment to emergency proxy voting rules will enable those who are self-isolating or shielding due to covid-19 to use an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on election day. Minister of
Our colleagues at the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) have announced the results of the recent Director elections and have returned Hans Rijs, MMC, Municipal Clerk, Bodegraven-Reeuwijk as IIMC Region XI Director. Hans succeeds retired Board member Djimmer Petrusma , to complete the one-year term, ending May 2021. Our congratulations go to Hans on
The Cabinet Office has issued this guidance to electoral administrators about forthcoming elections. Parish councils will be informed by their Electoral Administrators in principal councils, of the exact local situation. The latest guidance about forthcoming elections that may have been due to take place before legislation postponing them will come into force is as follows:-
Local government elections due to take place on 7th May have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Government’s announcement, a U-turn on its previous position, follows calls from within the sector and the Electoral Commission. A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: ‘We will bring forward legislation to postpone local, mayoral and
Following a recent governance review, Bradford Council have agreed the formation of a new town council for Shipley. The Town Council will be up and running in May with residents being able to vote in councillors at the same time as Bradford Council elections. The campaign group collected over 950 signatures from local residents in
The Government is to announce that voters will have to provide photographic identification such as driving licences or passports before casting their ballot. A new Electoral Integrity Bill will also limit the number of relatives for whom anyone can act as a proxy, and outlaw the “harvesting” of postal ballots by political parties and activists.