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Election Timetable

This page sets out the key dates for the 2016 Council Elections: 

Date

Event

2 March 2016 – 30 April 2016

Ratepayer roll enrolment confirmation forms sent [Reg 16 LER]

2 March 2016 – 6 July 2016

Preparation of ratepayer roll [Reg 10 LER]

May 2016

National ratepayer roll qualifications and procedures campaign [Sec 39 LEA]

27 June 2016

Enrolment Services enrolment update campaign commences

13 July 2016

Public notice of election, calling for nominations, roll open for inspection [Sec 42, 52 & 53 LEA]

15 July 2016 Nominations open/roll open for inspection [Sec 42 LEA]
12 August 2016 Nominations close (12 noon)/roll closes [Sec 5, 42 & 55 LEA & Reg 21 LER]
17 August 2016 Public notice of day of election, candidates' names [Sec 65 LEA]
By 12 September 2016 Electoral Officer certifies final electoral roll [Sec 51 LEA & Reg 22 LER]

16 September 2016

Enrolment Services letter sent to unpublished roll electors

16 - 21 September  2016 Delivery of voting documents [Sec 51 LEA]
16 September 2016 – 8 October 2016 Progressive roll scrutiny [Sec 83 LEA]
Special voting period [Sec 5 LEA & Reg 35 LER]
Early processing period [Sec 80 LEA]
By 12 noon 7 October 2016 Appointment of scrutineers [Sec 68 LEA]

8 October 2016

Election day [Sec 10 LEA]
Voting closes 12 Noon – counting commences [Sec 84 LEA]
Progress/preliminary results available as soon as practicable after close of voting [Sec 85 LEA & Reg 80A & 85A LER]

8 October 2016 – 13 October 2016 Official count [Sec 84 LEA]
13 October 2016 – 19 October 2016 Declaration of result/public notice of results [Sec 86 LEA]
By mid-December 2016 Return of election expenses & donations form [Sec 112A LEA]

Acronyms

  • Reg = Regulation
  • Sec = Section
  • LEA = Local Electoral Act 2001  
  • LER = Local Electoral Regulations 2001 

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