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Rochester West ward by-election

A vacancy has arisen in Rochester West ward due to the resignation of Councillor Kelly Tolhurst. We have today published the Notice of Vacancy. Two electors have now requested that the vacancy be filled by having an election. If after the deadline for nominations there is more than one valid candidate, the by-election will take place on Thursday 8 March 2018.

The Notice of Election will be published on 1 February. Only local government electors in the area will be eligible to vote in the election. Anyone interested in standing as a candidate will need the nomination papers and Guidance from the Returning Officer.

Here are some of the key statutory deadlines for the by-election

Activity Deadline
Nomination papers may start to be delivered between 9am and 6pm from Thursday 1 February
Nomination papers must be delivered no later than 4pm on Friday 9 February
The list of candidates validly standing in the by-election will be published no later than 4pm on Monday 12 February
Last date for receipt of applications to register in time to vote in the by-election Tuesday 20 February
Last date for receipt of new applications to register to vote by post (or to amend an existing postal vote) in time for the by-election 5pm on Wednesday 21 February
Last date for receipt of applications to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf in time for the by-election 5pm on Wednesday 28 February

For more information about registering to vote

For more information about voting by post

For more information about appointing someone to vote on your behalf

General Election 8 June 2017

A general (Parliamentary) election took place on Thursday 8 June.

View the results for the Chatham and Aylesford constituency, Gillingham and Rainham constituency and Rochester and Strood constituency.

Background info:

Local and parish elections for Medway

2 May 2019

May be combined with European Parliamentary elections due to be held in 2019.

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Find out about registering to vote.

Find out where your polling station is (follow the link and enter your postcode).

Find out about voting by post.

Find out about appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf.