The nomination period to stand in May’s Local Government Elections is now open.
The elections take place on Thursday, May 5th.
If you wish to stand for election to Pembrokeshire County Council or election to a Town or Community Council in Pembrokeshire you have until 4pm on Tuesday April 5th to return your nomination papers.
Please do not leave your submission until the deadline.
Nomination papers can be obtained via https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/elections-and-voting
Nomination papers can be returned in person by booking an appointment via the webpage above or by emailing email@example.com
Councillors elected in May will serve a term of five years.
These local government elections will be the first to be held since the introduction of new legislation in Wales which allows all those who are registered, legally resident in Wales and over 16 on polling day to vote.
You must be registered to vote. You can register at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Please register now if you have not already done so - as soon it will be too late.
Applications to register must be received by Midnight 14th April 2022.
These will also be the first elections to be administered on the new boundary arrangements.
For example, this year will see 60 County Councillors elected to 59 Electoral Wards rather than the 60 previous wards, due to the change of boundaries.
Voters may be voting in a different electoral ward to the one which they have previously voted in.
The wards for both County Council and Town and Community Councils can be seen under the Election Notice heading at https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/elections-and-voting
Some important information:
· The nominations period is now open. Nominations can be delivered on each working day between 10am and 4pm up until the close of nominations at 4pm on April 5th 2022.
· Nominations papers can be obtained from https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/elections-and-voting
· The Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and Agents is available on the website.
· If you are not going to be able to go to a polling station to vote, you can apply to vote by post or proxy. You can find out more information about voting by post and by proxy at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/ Postal Vote Application deadline – 5pm on 19th April 2022
Proxy Vote Application deadline - 5pm on 26th April 2022
Election nominations are now open. Pictured with Returning Officer Will Bramble are Haverfordwest High students Lucy Ashton and Anna Ford. Lucy and Anna are also underlining the importance of young people being registered to vote.