When is the deadline for submitting nomination papers?
The deadline for submitting nomination papers is 4pm on Friday, 22 February 2019.
Where can I get further guidance for candidates and agents?
The Electoral Commission also produces a useful Guide for Candidates and Agents which covers most of the issues that candidates and agents need to be aware of. This can be found here The Electoral Commission - Guidance for Candidates and Agents.
When will the verification and counting of votes take place?
The verification and counting of votes will take place on Thursday, 21 March 2019, immediately following the close of poll at 10.00pm at the Basildon Borough Council Offices, The Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL.
What are the deadlines for appointing various agents?
The deadline for advising the Returning Officer of the appointment of the polling and counting agents is Thursday, 14 March 2019. You can notify the Returning Officer of these appointments by using the form that is available in the nomination pack or by email to email@example.com.
When will postal vote opening sessions take place?
Postal vote opening sessions will take place on the following dates:
All the above sessions will take place in the The Basildon Centre commencing at 10.00am.
There will also be a postal vote opening session on Thursday 21 March 2019 at the count venue starting at 9.00pm. The count venue is the Basildon Borough Council Offices, The Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL.
What are the expenses limits for candidates?
The expenses limit for candidates is £740 + 6 pence per elector on the register as of the date of publication of Notice of Election. The electorate for the Vange ward on the date of publication of Notice of Election is 6,916. Therefore the expense limit for candidates is £1154.96.
For further further information and enquires please contact Basildon Council's Electoral Services Team, see contact details below.