Loxford and Seven Kings By Elections 2021
|Publication of Notice||Monday 29 March 2021|
|Receipt of Nominations||Thursday 8 April - 4pm|
|Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated||Friday 9 April - 4pm|
|Last Date for Registration||Monday 19 April|
|Receipt of Postal Vote Applications||Tuesday 20 April - 5pm|
|Publication of Notice of Poll||Tuesday 27 April|
|Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications||Tuesday 27 April - 5pm|
|First Day to Issue Replacement Lost or spoilt Postal Ballot Papers||Thursday 29 April|
|Day of Poll||Thursday 6 May - 7am to 10pm|
Notice of Election
Statement of Persons Nominated
Notice of Election Agents
Loxford and Seven Kings By Elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Who can register?
Anyone resident at the address who is a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen and is aged 17 or over should register to vote by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance Number when you apply to register online. Even though you can register at 17 you will not be eligible to vote until you turn 18. You cannot vote in elections if you are not registered.
Should you require a paper copy of the Invitation to Register Form or have any questions about registration or elections, please telephone our Helpline on 020 8708 7171.
When is the election taking place?
The By Election's are to elect ONE councillor for Loxford and Seven Kings Wards. This will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. Polling hours are from 7am to 10pm. The deadline to register for the election is Monday 19 April 2021. The deadline to apply to vote by post for the election is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy (you appoint someone else to vote on your behalf) for the election is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.
Where is my polling station?
Please check your poll card for the location of your polling station. Please note that you will be required to wear a face covering and provide your own pen/pencil in the polling station.
There are two registers. Why?
Using information received from the public, electoral registration officers keep two registers – the electoral register and the open register. The electoral register - lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (eg fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.
The open register - is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.
Can I become a candidate?
To become nominated as a candidate at the By Election for either Loxford or Seven Kings, you need to submit a completed set of nomination papers to the Electoral Services office by 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. This deadline is set out in law and cannot be changed for any reason. The start date from which you will be able to submit nomination papers, as well as the times and place for delivery, will be set out in the Notice of Election published by the Returning Officer on Monday 29 March 2021. When completing your consent to nomination form you will be asked to indicate which qualifications you meet. You should indicate on the form all those qualifications that apply to you.
To be able to use this qualification, your name must appear on the register of local government electors for the local authority area you wish to stand in at the time of your nomination and throughout your term of office should you be elected. For more information about becoming a candidate, please visit the Electoral Commision website.
Who can vote on 6 May 2021?
Registered voters who have British, Republic of Ireland, Commonwealth or European Union citizenship can vote in local government elections – except British citizens who are registered as overseas electors.
I don’t know where my polling station is located?
Use the Polling Station Finder, enter the elector’s postcode and provide them with the polling stations. Polling stations close at 10pm!
I’ve lost/didn’t receive my poll card
You don’t need a polling card to vote as long as you are registered. All electors are asked for their name and address at the polling station. Polling station staff will mark the register to show that the elector has been given ballot papers.
Who are the candidates?
Information about all of the ward candidates will be on the website from 4pm on Friday 9 April.
I’ve been sent a postal vote but I want to vote at a polling station
The law does not allow for this. Postal voters needed to have cancelled their postal vote in writing by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April in order to vote at a polling station. The elector will need to find and complete their postal pack and then take it to their nearest polling station (in the ward) as soon as possible. They can also return it to Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1NY (up to 10pm on Thursday 6 May).
Important - postal votes returned after 10pm will not be counted.
I’ve lost/spoilt my postal vote and need a replacement?
The deadline for replacing lost and spoilt postal votes is 5pm on polling day and no exceptions can be made. As long as the voter’s intention is clear the vote(s) will be
Important - elector must not initial/sign their name against any corrections as this will identify them and invalidate the ballot paper.
I’m not registered for this election. How can I make sure I’m correctly registered?
Electoral registration can be completed online. You will need to enter your National Insurance number and date of birth when applying. If someone wants a paper form, please contact the Electoral Services Team on 020 8708 7171. The deadline for registering for the local council elections is midnight on Monday 19 April 2021.
I want to make a complaint
Complaints can be emailed to the Electoral Services team. All emails will be responded to within 3 working days. Callers should be advised to email, look on the website or contact us again after the election for anything which does not need an immediate response on polling day.
Any questions, please call the Electoral Services Team on 020 8708 7171