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Elections - 2018

Daventry Town Council - Election 3 May 2018

There will be elections on one of the seven Daventry Town Council wards.

For Abbey South, there were three nominations received for two vacancies; therefore a poll will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

The statement of persons nominated can be found below:

Abbey Central, Abbey North, Ashby Fields, Daneholme, Drayton and Hill Wards received sufficient candidates to not trigger a poll, so all candidates on these wards are elected unopposed.

The Notice of Uncontested Election is below:

Daventry Town Council Ward

Number of Councillors to be elected

Nominations Received

Abbey Central

2

2

Abbey North

1

1

Abbey South

2

3

Ashby Fields

2

2

Daneholme

1

1

Drayton

5

5

Hill

4

3

Total number of Councillors to be elected

17

17

Elected Councillors will serve until May 2022.

POLLING HOURS - will be from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

VOTING BY POST OR BY PROXY

To vote by post people must be aged 18 or over, be on the electoral register and need to complete a Postal Vote Application Form and return it to Daventry District Council's Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Postal vote packs are sent out 10 days before polling day and need to be sent back to arrive by close of poll, to Daventry District Council's Electoral Registration Office by 10pm on Election Day, 3rd May 2018.

For more information or an application form please phone 01327 871100 or email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk.

You can also apply for a postal vote online.

Voting by proxy is when someone appoints a person to vote on their behalf if they are unable to get to a polling station. Anyone can act as a proxy provided they are willing and eligible to vote in the relevant election.

In order to cast a vote by proxy an application form will need to be completed and returned to Daventry District Council's Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

You can also apply for a Proxy Vote online.

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 Thursday 3rd May 2018.