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A Reminder to Vote on 2nd May

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Make your voice heard and register to vote in upcoming Chichester District Council elections

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Residents reminded to make their voice heard and vote

Residents of Chichester District are being reminded to make sure their voice is heard by voting on Thursday 2 May when district and parish elections will be taking place.

Following a boundary review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, this year’s elections will be the first with 36 seats, a reduction from 48 in the last election in 2015.

A total of 83 polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. The count for the district and parish elections will be held at Westgate Leisure Centre on Friday 3 May, with results announced throughout the day.

“Preparing for district and parish elections is a huge task for councils across the country,” says Diane Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer and Returning Officer at Chichester District Council.

“People from across the district will be working hard over the two days to make sure everything goes smoothly, from polling clerks to those counting the votes. I’d like to thank all of these people in advance, because without their help this would not be possible.  It is so important residents exercise their right to vote and have their say on how local public services are run. A full list of polling stations and details of how to vote can be found on our website.  “We’ll be updating our website and social media sites with the results as they come through, so be sure to look out for your ward results.”

More information about the upcoming elections is available at

Cocking Councillors Returned Uncontested

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Parish Council Elections – 2 May 2019

Below you will find a copy of the Statement of Persons Nominated showing particulars of the persons who were validly nominated for Cocking Parish Council when the receipt of nominations closed at 4pm on 4th April.

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As you will see the number of candidates is lower than the number of vacancies to be filled and therefore all will be declared to be elected as unopposed and it will not be necessary to hold an election for your Parish as shown on the Notice of Uncontested Election, which is also attached below.

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Although there are insufficient candidates for an election, a quorum has been achieved (3 councillors or one third of the total seats, whichever is the greater).

Legislation now requires that the Parish Council shall co-opt qualified people to fill the remaining seats. This should normally be done at the first meeting of the Parish Council but MUST be done within seven weeks of the 7 May 2019. If the vacancies have not been filled within that seven week period then it will be necessary to set a date for a further election to fill those vacancies. The full cost of such election would then have to be paid by the Parish Council.

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