Information for Candidates and Agents

Here you will find information for prospective candidates wanting to stand in May's local elections and their election agents.

Nomination Packs

You can obtain a nomination pack from the Council Offices or download and print a County Councillor or Parish Councillor pack yourself here.  

The covering letter gives specific details on when and how to return nomination papers.

Please remember, nomination packs must be returned by hand by no later than 4.00pm on 3 April 2019.

Election Timetable

The local government election timetable for the 2nd May shows key dates including the deadline when nominations can be accepted, the last date for registration application and absent vote applications.  

Postal Vote Opening

Postal votes received at the council are opened during postal votes opening sessions which candidates and their agents will be invited to.  

These sessions are not open to the public.  Postal votes opening sessions are due to take place at 11.00am on:

  • 17 April 2019
  • 23 April 2019
  • 25 April 2019
  • 1 May 2019 

All sessions will take place in the Council Chamber at Catmose.

A further session will take place on Polling Day (2 May 2019) at 12.00pm.

Verification and Counting of Votes

The counting of votes will take place in Oakham at Victoria Hall at 10.00am on Friday 3 May 2019, the day after the election.

While we will do our best to complete the count on the Friday, depending on how many Council Wards and parishes are contested, it may require us to continue the count on the Saturday.

The count is a closed event attended by invitation only, but it is something that many candidates and agents will wish to attend.

Further Information

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us by emailing: elections@rutland.gov.uk.

Alternatively, please call: 01572 720907 or 01572 758385.


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