Nominations for election open 17 March 2023

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The period for nominations for anyone wanting to stand for election to Broadland District Council, South Norfolk Council or the districts’ town and parish councils opens on March 17 2023.

Between 9am Friday March 17 and 4pm on Tuesday, April 4, anyone who is eligible to, can submit the necessary paperwork to stand as a candidate in the May 4 local elections.

Completed nominations for the district, parish and town must be hand delivered to the Horizon Centre (annex), Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF, between the hours of 9am and 4pm on any working day (Monday-Friday) before the deadline.

All District Council seats, in both Councils, are open for contest and so too are all seats on all parish and town councils within the area. A poll will only be held where there are more candidates nominated than there are number of available seats.

It is a new requirement at these elections for all voters attending at polling stations to take with them one form of photo ID, such as a driving licence, passport or bus pass. There is a Voter Authority Certificate available, free of charge, for those who don’t have any of the prescribed types of ID.

It is important to check now if you have one of the accepted types of ID and, if not, to apply now for a Voter Authority Certificate for free.

Whichever way you want to vote, you can’t vote without first being registered as an elector. If you are not already registered it only takes five minutes online

  • Deadline to register to vote – midnight on Monday, April 17
  • Deadline to apply for a new postal vote or amend an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday, April 18
  • Deadline for new proxy voting arrangement is 5pm on Tuesday, April 25
  • Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday, April 25
  • Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm on Thursday, May 4.

More information is on our website

Published: 16 March 2023