Election May 2023

The Electoral Commission are hosting another pre-election webinar for candidates and their agents taking part in the upcoming elections.

The webinar will provide information on the spending and donation rules, including:

  • When the spending rules apply
  • How much you can spend
  • Notional spending rules
  • Who you can accept donations from
  • What you need to report after the election in your spending return
  • Guidance on harassment and intimidation at elections and when it goes too far.

There will also be a chance to ask questions. The webinar will take place using Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 12pm – 1pm.

Please complete the Commission’s link below to confirm your attendance, and let them know if you have a specific question or topic you would like covered on the day.

If you have further questions about the event please contact sbutler@electoralcommission.org.uk

As I am sure you are aware the Borough & Parish elections will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor you are invited to attend a Candidates and Agents briefing on Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 2pm in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall, Ilkeston. Please could you confirm your attendance by email to Hayley Brailsford at the address below.

The meeting will cover the election timetable, nominations, polling, voter ID and expenses.  A contact from the Police will also be in attendance.

Please also see the election timetable in this section for your information.

Guidance and details on the processes for candidates and agents and nomination packs for the Borough and Parish elections are available on the Electoral Commission website at Local elections in England | Electoral Commission . If you require printed nomination packs please let Hayley Brailsford know as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact her if you require any further information or have any queries.

Hayley Brailsford
Electoral Services Manager
Town Hall, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Internal Extension: 3602
Direct Dial: 0115 907 1112
E-Mail: hayley.brailsford@erewash.gov.uk

Please note: From this year onwards you will be required to show photo identification such as a driving licence or passport when arriving to vote on elections. You can read all about this here, and the article also tells you how you can obtain free photo identification if you do not already have anything suitable.