When a serving councillor steps down or is no longer able to serve, we hold a by-election for the vacant seat in the ward they represented. Registered voters can vote for a new councillor to represent them and their ward in the council.
Two District council by-elections will be held on Thursday, 15th March 2018 for the Stamford St John's and Stamford St George's wards.
The Notice of election was published from 8th February 2018. Nomination papers could be submitted by candidates up to 4pm on 16th February 2018.
The Statements of Persons Nominated for both wards, listing the names of all candidates who stand nominated, are available below.
Stamford St John's ward of South Kesteven District
Stamford St George's ward of South Kesteven District
Guidance for candidates
Qualifications for standing as a candidate
To qualify as a candidate a person must be 18 years of age and a Commonwealth citizen, citizen of Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union and either:
i) be registered as a local government elector within the District of South Kesteven; or
ii) have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises during the whole of the previous 12 months within the District; or
iii) his/her principal or only place of work during the whole of the previous 12 months has been within the District; or
iv) have resided in the District for the whole of the previous 12 months.
Other Forms and Guidance documents:
· [j1] Electoral Commission guidance for candidates and agents http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-in-england
· Factsheet for candidates -election material imprints https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/194390/Factsheet-Candidates-Imprints-May-2016.pdf
Information for voters within the wards
Register to Vote:
If you are unsure whether you are registered, contact our Electoral Services team on 01476 406080.
If you haven't already registered, you can register to vote online www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline to register for these by-elections is Tuesday 27 February 2018.
Postal and Proxy Voting:
If you are unable to vote at your polling station on polling day you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy (appointing someone else to vote at the polling station for you).
The deadline to applying for a postal vote or to change/cancel an existing postal or proxy appointment is 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018.
Applications forms can be downloaded at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
Postal and proxy vote applications cannot be submitted online and must signed and returned to the Electoral Registration Officer, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ. Application must be received by the deadlines above to be effective for these elections. Alternatively, signed scanned copies of the application forms can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are likely to be unable to vote in person on polling day, make sure you get your application to us as early as possible.
All enquiries should be forwarded to the Electoral Services on 01476 406080 or by email email@example.com
To find out if you are eligible to register to vote and how to register, visit our voting in elections page >>