Morecambe Town Council Elections – 2nd May 2019
The Town Council is a Parish Council with 26 elected Councillors. Elections to the Council are held every four years.
The next Election will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.
The elections to Morecambe Town Council will be managed by the Returning Officer and their staff in the Elections Office at Lancaster Town Hall.
The Elections will be held on the same day as the Elections to Lancaster City Council and the timetable below will apply to both Elections.
The timetable for the election is set out below:
|Publication of Notice of Election||Friday 15 March 2019|
|Receipt of Nominations||4:00 pm Wednesday 3 April 2019|
|Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated||4:00 pm Thursday 4 April 2019|
|Last Date for Registration to be able to vote||Friday 12 April 2019|
|Receipt of Postal Vote Applications||5:00 pm Monday 15 April 2019|
|Publication of Notice of Poll||Wednesday 24 April 2019|
|Closing date for receipt of Proxy Vote Applications||5:00 pm Wednesday 24 April 2019|
|Closing date for receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications||5:00 pm Thursday 2 May 2019|
|Day of Poll||7:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday 2 May 2019|
If you are interested in being a candidate at the Election, nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at Lancaster Town Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from 15th March. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at Lancaster Town Hall no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday 4th April 2019.
To be able to stand as a candidate at a Parish Council election you must:
• be at least 18 years old
• be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union, and
• meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
- You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
- You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
- Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/community area.
- You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
More details about being a candidate are contained with the Electoral Commission’s publication “Guidance for Candidates” – Candidates Guidance
The Town Council has 11 wards as set out below:
|Ward||Number of Councillors|
|Bare South East||
|Bare South West||
|Out Moss Lane||
Town Council Ward Map: http://www.morecambe.gov.uk/media/uploads/2015/05/MTC-Ward-Boundary-Map-as-at-May-2015.pdf
Residents who do not wish to be a candidate but wish to vote in the election should:
- Ensure they are registered on the Electoral Register – to check whether you are registered please contact the Electoral Registration Officer at Lancaster City Council on (01524) 582905 or by email at: email@example.com. You may register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
- If you will away on the date of the Election apply for a postal/proxy vote by the closing dates set out in the timetable above.
- Attend your polling station on 2nd May between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to register your vote. You do not require a polling card to vote. If you do not receive a polling card (which will set out details of your polling station) and you are unsure of the location of your polling station, please contact the Elections Office at Lancaster Town Hall on (01524) 582905 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All queries and questions regarding the management and conduct of the Election should be addressed to the Returning Officer at Lancaster Town Hall:
Telephone: 01524 582905
22nd February 2019