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 published||A copy will be placed on the Parish Council noticeboard and on the HMPC website|
|30 March||Nominations open||Anyone wishing to stand as a Parish Councillor can apply from this date|
|8 April||Nominations close||Any forms not received by 4pm on this date will not be considered|
|9 April||Statement of nominations published||A list of candidates wishing to stand as parish councillors will be published on the HMPC website|
|19 April||Registration deadline||You will need to have your name added to the Electoral register in order to vote in the election|
|20 April||Postal Vote application deadline||If 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 April||Proxy Vote application deadline||If you want to appoint someone to vote on your behalf, submit a proxy application to Daventry District Council|
|27 April||Notice of poll published||Notice of poll published|
|6 May||6 May||The polling station (location Harlestone Village Institute) opens at 07:00 and closes at 22:00|
|8 May||Town and Parish Council count||The 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)