Elections 2020

PLEASE NOTE The Government announced on Friday 13 March 2020 that the local elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 have been postponed for a year until May 2021, due to the current and emerging situation around COVID-19. We understand that the necessary legislation will be approved imminently and this website will be updated when we have more information.

  • Northamptonshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election

  • Parish Council Elections (where contested)

  • North Northamptonshire Unitary Council election

Preparations are underway to arrange the above elections all taking place on the same day, 7th May 2020.

This year residents in Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough will be able to vote for Councillors to serve in the new North Northamptonshire unitary council.

A total of 78 Councillors will be elected for North Northamptonshire – three seats for each of the 26 electoral wards which are based on similar geographical areas to the existing county council division areas.

The new Councillors will serve for five years, until the next set of elections in 2025.

The new North Northamptonshire Council will legally become responsible for the delivery of local services on 1st April 2021, up until that date (ie, from the date of the 2020 election) the newly elected Councillors will serve on a shadow authority that will be responsible for setting up the new council so that it is ready to be operational from 1st April 2021.

 The timetable below shows the key election dates:

Timetable of Proceedings

Publication of Notice of Election

Friday 27 March 2020

Receipt of Nominations

4pm on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Withdrawal of Candidate

4pm on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Appointment of Election Agents

4pm on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Publication of Notice of Election Agents

4pm on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

4pm on Thursday, 9 April 2020

Last date for registering to vote

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Receipt of postal vote applications

5pm on Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Publication of Notice of Poll

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Receipt of Proxy Vote applications

5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2020

Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications

5pm on Thursday, 7 May

Day of Poll

7am to 10pm, Thursday 7 May 2020

Those wishing to stand in this election should refer to the “How to Stand as Candidate” document available to download on this webpage. There will also be a local briefing on Wednesday 18th March at 6pm at our Council Chamber at the Corby Cube, George Street at 6pm.

If you are a Polling Station Voter:

Please check your Polling Station carefully as some will differ.

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Deadline to register to vote:

The deadline for registering to vote is 11:59pm on Tuesday 21 April 2020.

You can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/registertovote.

Request a postal or proxy vote:

To arrange a postal or proxy vote you can download an application from this webpage or visit our One Stop Shop at the Corby Cube, George Street.

The deadline to request a postal vote or amend an existing postal vote closes 5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

The deadline to request a proxy vote or amend an existing proxy vote closes 5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2020.

WHEN WILL I GET MY POSTAL VOTE?

The dates as to when Postal Votes will be released to Electors is

  • 15th April (Overseas only, if applied before 31st March)
  • Monday 20th April (if applied for postal vote before 31st March)
  • Tuesday 21st April (if applied for postal vote between 31st March - 14th April )
  • Monday 27th April (if applied for postal vote between 14th April -  23rd April)

If you think you are going to be away in April or May please consider requesting a Proxy Vote to ensure that you can vote in the election(s).

Relevant forms, Notices and Declaration of Results will be available to download from this webpage, https://futurenorthantsnorth.org/ and on our Twitter feed.

For more information on Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidates standing in the election, please visit: www.choosemypcc.org.uk

For queries or more information please contact Electoral Services on 01536 46 40 14 or email electoral.services@corby.gov.uk

  

Last updated: Tuesday 3rd November 2020 09:08:49 AM
Review date: Friday 29th October 2021 10:03:22 AM