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Election timetable

A timetable highlighting the key dates for the Local Government Elections 2017.



Publication of notice of election

Friday 17  March

Delivery of nomination papers

Monday 20 March up to 4pm on Tuesday 4 April

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

4pm on Tuesday 4 April

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent

4pm on Tuesday 4 April

Making objections to nomination papers

Between 10am and 12 noon on Tuesday 4 April objections can be made to all delivered nominations


Between 12 noon and 5pm on Tuesday 4 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Monday 3 April

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

Tuesday 4 April

Publication of statement of persons nominated

Not later than 4pm on Wednesday 5 April

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

Thursday 13 April

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

5pm on Tuesday 18 April

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

5pm on Tuesday 25 April

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

Between Wednesday 5 April and Tuesday 25 April (inclusive)

Publication of notice of poll

Not later than Tuesday 25 April

Publication of final election notice of alteration

Wednesday 26 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

Wednesday 26 April

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

Thursday 27 April

Polling day

Thursday 4 May

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

5pm on Thursday 4 May

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

5pm on Thursday 4 May

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

9pm on Thursday 4 May

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