Residents are being advised of some important deadlines in the run-up to the General Election on 12 December.
Daventry District Council verifies and counts the votes for the Daventry Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Daventry District as well as to two wards from the borough of Wellingborough (Earls Barton and West) and the South Northamptonshire district wards of Harpole & Grange, and Heyfords & Bugbrooke.
People who are not already registered to vote have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to do so if they wish to vote in this General Election. The quickest and easiest way to do this is at http://www.gov.uk/registertovote
The deadline to apply for, or cancel, a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. Once people have received their postal vote they should mark their vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on Thursday 12 December.
Anyone who cannot get to a polling station and wishes to appoint someone to vote on their behalf can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after this date they may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on 12 December
Proxy and postal vote application forms can be requested by contacting Daventry District Council’s Electoral Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01327 871100.
Prospective candidates have until 4pm on Thursday 14 November to submit their nominations. The list of candidates for the Daventry constituency will be published at http://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/elections on Friday, 15 November.
For further information please contact:
Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email email@example.com