Notice of Election – Golftyn Ward – Thursday 22 November 2018

Notice of Election

An election is to be held to fill a Casual Vacancy in the Office of Town Councillor for the Golftyn Ward of Connah’s Quay Town Council.

Full details of how to obtain your nomination papers and where to return them can be found on the Notice of Election.

You can download the nomination papers or copies are available from our Offices on Fron Road.

The papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at County Hall, Mold by 4pm on Friday 26 October 2018. The Town Council cannot accept papers and cannot be held responsible for any late/incorrect nominations.

Am I eligible?

To stand as a candidate at a town/community election in Wales you must be eligible, and, at the appropriate time you must complete a set of nomination papers.

To be elected as a councillor you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination
  • 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 for qualifications:

  1. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the town/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards
  2. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the town/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
  3. 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 town/community area.
  4. You have lived in the town/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.

 You cannot stand as a candidate if any of the following applies to you:

You are employed by the town/community council or hold a paid office under the town/community council (including joint boards or committees).

  1. You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order. For   more information.
  2. You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day.
  3. You have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations). The disqualification for an illegal practice begins from the date the person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for three years. The disqualification for a corrupt practice begins from the date a person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for five years.

A person may also be disqualified from election if they have been disqualified from standing for election to a local authority following a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (formerly the Adjudication Panel for England) or the Adjudication Panel for Wales.

Prospective candidates are advised to consult the relevant legislation to ensure that none of the disqualifications apply.

How to stand for election

The following guidance and resources are available:-.

Part 1 – Can you stand for election?

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/141798/Part-1-Can-you-stand-for-election-P-and-C.pdf

Part 2a – Standing as an independent candidate

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/141799/Part-2a-Standing-as-an-independent-candidate-P-and-C.pdf

Part 2b – Standing as a party candidate

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/141802/Part-2b-Standing-as-a-party-candidate-P-and-C.pdf

Part 3 – Candidate Spending

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/146661/Candidate-spending-at-parish-and-community-elections-in-England-and-Wales.pdf

Part 4 – The campaign

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/141803/Part-4-The-campaign-P-and-C.pdf

Part 5 – Your right to attend key electoral events

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/141804/Part-5-Your-right-to-attend-key-electoral-events-P-and-C.pdf

Part 6 – After the declaration of result

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/141805/Part-6-After-the-declaration-of-results-P-and-C.pdf

It is recommended that you read all parts of the guidance.

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CQTC Clerk

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