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Parish Council 2016 Election Timetable

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2016 Election Timetable

2016 is an election year for Compton & Shawford Parish Council.

All nine seats on the Parish Council are up for election as well as  (following the ward boundary changes) all 45 seats on Winchester City Council.

The information about key dates below was received from Winchester City Council.

References to election agents, not usually relevant at the Parish Council level), have been omitted.

See Becoming a Councillor for more details about the process.


Publication of Notice of Election Wednesday 30 March 2016
Receipt of Nominations by Winchester City Council
Electoral Services Unit, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester
Nominations can be submitted from Thursday 31 March
during office hours(Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm, excluding Bank Holidays)

and must be hand delivered not later than 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016

Local arrangement: Candidates for the Parish Council may deposit their completed forms with the Parish Hall caretaker, Frank Smith. The clerk will collect them and deliver them to WCC for checking before the official deadline Not later than 2pm Wednesday 6th April 2016.
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated not later than 4pm on Friday 8 April 2016
Withdrawal of Candidate 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016
Last Date for Registration Monday 18 April 2016
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications 5:00 pm Tuesday 19 April 2016
Publication of Notice of Poll Not later than Tuesday 26 April
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications 5:00 pm Tuesday 26 April 2016
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications 5:00 pm Thursday 5 May 2016
Day of Poll – at Shawford Parish Hall 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday 5 May 2016
Annual meeting of the Parish Council: election of chair, vice-chair and committees. 7:30pm Tuesday 10 May 2016
Note: moved from the normal first Tuesday in the month to allow newly elected Councillors to take their seats
Declaration of Candidates Expenses (Parish)

Candidates must file a declaration of expenses even if no expense was incurred.

by Thursday 2 June 2016 (28 calendar days after the election)

Forms and Guidance notes

Guidance for Parish Council Candidates171 KB418
Notice Of Uncontested Election - Compton & Shawford - 202164 KB73
Nomination pack 2021 parish council election215 KB59