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Notice of Election Published for Oakham South West

Date Published: 07 June 2018
Rutland County Council

A Notice of Election for the office of Rutland County Councillor has been issued for Oakham South West Ward following the receipt of two requests from local electors.

The seat was previously held by Councillor Richard Clifton (Conservative) who stepped down in March due to work commitments outside of the Council.

Nomination packs for prospective candidates can now be obtained from Rutland County Council. Completed papers must be delivered by hand to the Council’s offices and can be returned from Friday 8 June onwards, between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm (weekdays only). The final deadline for returning nomination papers is 4.00pm on 15 June 2018.

If more than one candidate is nominated an election will be held and voting will take place on 12 July 2018 between 7.00am and 10.00pm. If a single candidate is nominated for the vacant seat they will be elected unopposed.

The deadline for receiving new applications to register to vote for this election is midnight on 26 June 2018. Applications can be made online via the GOV.UK website.

New applications to vote by post and any requests to cancel or change an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the Council’s Electoral Services Team by 5.00pm on 27 June 2018 in order to be valid for this election.

New applications to vote by proxy except on the grounds of a medical emergency must be submitted before 5.00pm on 4 July 2018.

For more information, please contact the Electoral Services Team by emailing: elections@rutland.gov.uk or calling: 01572 722 577. Alternatively, please visit our Elections page

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