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Melksham (Forest)

Polls taking place from 7 May 2024 onwards

Where a poll is to be held on or after 7 May, to be eligible to stand as a candidate and be elected, EU citizens will need to have been resident in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 and have leave to enter or remain in the UK, or not require such leave or be a citizen from an EU5 country (Denmark, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Spain).

Accessibility

Each polling station will be provided with equipment to assist electors to cast their vote. The polling staff will be happy to help electors with any questions they have on the process. See our accessibility page for more information. 

Number of seats: 1

Candidates

Joint Council

Melksham (Forest) is a joint council with

  • Melksham (East)
  • Melksham (Forest)
  • Melksham (North)
  • Melksham (South)

Electoral Area Boundary

Note:Boundary is an approximation.
   Ward
   Full Council

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Timetable

Publication of Notice of Election Wednesday 17 April 2024
Nomination Packs Available to Candidates from Wednesday 17 April 2024
Nominations can be received between 10am-4pm from 10 AM Thursday 18 April 2024
First Notice of Alteration Thursday 25 April 2024
Deadline for Withdrawal of Candidate 4 PM Thursday 25 April 2024
Deadline for Receipt of Nominations 4 PM Thursday 25 April 2024
Statement of Persons nominated 4 PM Friday 26 April 2024
Deadline for Register to Vote Tuesday 7 May 2024
Deadline to cancel or amend existing postal or proxy arrangements 5 PM Wednesday 8 May 2024
Deadline for New Postal Vote Applications 5 PM Wednesday 8 May 2024
Notice of Poll Wednesday 15 May 2024
Final Notice of Alteration Wednesday 15 May 2024
Deadline for Proxy Vote Applications 5 PM Wednesday 15 May 2024
Deadline for Receipt of Voter Authority Certificate Applications 5 PM Wednesday 15 May 2024
Deadline for Appointment of Poll and Count Agents Thursday 16 May 2024
First Day to Issue Replacement Postal Ballot Papers Friday 17 May 2024
Day of Poll 7am to 10pm Thursday 23 May 2024
Deadline for Replacement Postal Ballot Papers 5 PM Thursday 23 May 2024
Deadline for Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications 5 PM Thursday 23 May 2024
Deadline for Clerical Errors 9 PM Thursday 23 May 2024
Deadline for receipt of Candidates Expenses Thursday 20 June 2024

Documents

History

Earlier
Thursday 2 May 2013 as Melksham (Central)
Full council election
Thursday 19 March 2015 as Melksham (Central)
General election
Thursday 4 May 2017 as Melksham (Central)
5 year cycle
Thursday 11 July 2019 as Melksham (Central)
Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Thursday 6 May 2021 as Melksham (East)
End of four-year cycle, full council elections.
Thursday 6 May 2021
End of four-year cycle, full council elections.
Thursday 13 July 2023 as Melksham (East)
Resignation of Louisa Lewis
Thursday 5 October 2023 as Melksham (East)
cllr resignation

Last updated: Wednesday, 17 April, 2024

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