There will be a by-election on Thursday, 6 October, to elect a Mendip District councillor for Butleigh and Baltonsborough ward.
The notice of election was published on the Council’s website on 1 September here: www.mendip.gov.uk/article/10641/Elections-2022
If you would like to stand in the by-election, please ensure you hand your completed nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council from Friday 2 – Friday 9 September. The opening hours will be 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm (excluding Saturday and Sunday).
To have your say, new electors must register to vote by 20 September here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The deadline for new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or postal proxy votes, is 5pm on 21 September. And the deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) is 5pm on 28 September.
The election itself will take place on Thursday, 6 October from 7am-10pm. The polling stations will be at Butleigh Village Hall, Baltonsborough Village Hall and West Lydford Village Hall. Details will be published on the Council’s website by 28 September 2022: www.mendip.gov.uk/article/10641/Elections-2022
- 1 September 2022: Notice of election published on Mendip District Council’s website.
- 9 September 2022, by 4pm: If standing in a by-election, ensure you hand your completed nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council by 4pm on this date.
- 20 September 2022: Electors should register to vote here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
- 21 September 2022, 5pm: Deadline for new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or postal proxy votes.
- 28 September 2022, by 5pm: Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies).
- 6 October 2022, 7am-10pm: Polling stations open.
Full details can be found here: www.mendip.gov.uk/article/10641/Elections-2022
The Butleigh and Baltonsborough by-election has been called following the death of Cllr Nigel Woollcombe-Adams in July. He’d served as a councillor for 35 years. In paying tribute, members across all political parties described him as a ‘perfect gentleman’.