The notice of election to fill two vacancies on Upper Rissington Parish Council has been published. Nomination papers are available to download below and the elections team can supply paper copies on request.
Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX on any working day between 9am and 5pm and no later than 4pm on Friday 15 November 2019.
If the election is contested, then a poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019 – that’s the same day as the General Election.
Please see the notice of election for details.
Completing the nomination papers
The pack includes nomination and consent forms. To stand in the election, a candidate must be nominated by two people on the electoral register for the parish. The consent form requires your name, address, electoral roll number and a declaration of eligibility. If you don’t already know the electoral roll numbers, then Cotswold District Council’s elections team can look them up for you. The Electoral Commission has published guidance on how to complete the declaration, which is reproduced below. It is advisable to complete as many sections of the declaration that apply. While this may appear onerous, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. The elections team will assist where they can, and could check the validity of your form electronically in order to save wasted journeys – just scan and send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know more about what is involved in being a councillor? The website beacouncillor.co.uk has lots of useful information. Please contact the Clerk or any member of the parish council with any questions.