The government have confirmed that local elections are definitely going ahead on 6 May 2021, with special measures in place to make the process as Covid-safe as possible for voters. Electors will be able to vote in person, by post, and by proxy.

Harlestone Manor Parish Council is composed of a total of 8 councillors. If more than 8 people apply to become a councillor, a contested election will be held on 6 May. If less than 8 people apply, the election will be ‘uncontested’ and no poll will be held. We will know by 9 April which of these situations apply.

Key dates in the timetable through to May are listed below:

29 March Notice of election publishedA copy will be placed on the Parish Council noticeboard and on the HMPC website
30 March Nominations openAnyone wishing to stand as a Parish Councillor can apply from this date
8 AprilNominations closeAny forms not received by 4pm on this date will not be considered
9 AprilStatement of nominations publishedA list of candidates wishing to stand as parish councillors will be published on the HMPC website
19 AprilRegistration deadlineYou will need to have your name added to the Electoral register in order to vote in the election
20 AprilPostal Vote application deadlineIf you’d prefer to vote by post rather than in person, you will need to complete a postal vote application form and submit it to Daventry District Council by this deadline
27 AprilProxy Vote application deadlineIf you want to appoint someone to vote on your behalf, submit a proxy application to Daventry District Council
27 AprilNotice of poll publishedNotice of poll published
6 May6 MayThe polling station (location Harlestone Village Institute) opens at 07:00 and closes at 22:00
8 MayTown and Parish Council countThe Parish Council count will take place and the results announced on or around 10 May 2021

For more information on voting in and standing at the local elections, please visit the Daventry District Council website: Daventry District Council – Elections (daventrydc.gov.uk)