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Candidates' Day for Election Hopefuls

Published Tuesday, 16th February 2021

This May the people of Worcestershire will once again have the chance to vote for the representative member for their local area on the County Council.

For anyone interested in becoming a County Councillor, the next step is attending Candidates’ Day which is taking place on Zoom on Wednesday, 24th February.

 

Candidates Day, which is being held virtually this year to remain Covid safe, is an event for people thinking of standing for election to come along and receive all the information they need to see if becoming a County Councillor is for them. 

 

The County Council elections are due to take place on Thursday 6th May.

 

Almost anyone can put themselves forward to become a County Councillor as long as they meet certain criteria. The role carries a number of responsibilities and obligations.

 

To register an interest in Candidates’ Day, this must be done by 11am on Wednesday (24th) by emailing elections@worcestershire.gov.uk and a Zoom invite will be emailed out.

 

Abraham Ezekiel, Returning Officer for Worcestershire County Council, said: "Candidates’ Day is a great first step for those interested in standing for election to the County Council.

 

"The briefing is a really good opportunity for candidates to learn what being a Councillor is all about and the roles and responsibilities that come under the County Council and what prospective Councillors would be involved in day-to-day if elected. “

The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 22nd March and prospective candidates will then have up until 4pm on Tuesday 4th April to get their nomination papers submitted.

 

For further information about how to stand for the County Council elections including guidance on how to 'Become a Councillor' visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/elections

 

Keep up to date with the progress of the County Council elections on Twitter by following @worcscc and using the hashtag #wccelections.