Submit your nomination for County Council elections by 8 April

Worcestershire County Council Elections logo 2021 Published Thursday, 18th March 2021

The deadline for submitting your nomination for this year’s County Council election is 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

The deadline for submitting your nomination for this year’s County Council election is 4pm on Thursday 8 April.
 
Nomination papers must be submitted by hand and in full, by the deadline. This includes a signed and completed copy of:
• the nomination form
• the consent to nomination
• the home address form
 
Candidates representing a political party will also need to submit the following by the deadline:
• a certificate authorising the use of a party name/ registered description on the ballot paper
• a written request to use one of the party’s emblems on the ballot paper
 
The forms must be submitted in person, and must be handed in at a pre-arranged appointment with your local district authority.
 
The nomination papers must be filled in correctly as mistakes may invalidate your nomination.
 
Abraham Ezekiel, Returning Officer for Worcestershire County Council said: “The first step to standing for election is ensuring your nomination is complete and correctly submitted.

Please don’t leave your nomination submission and booking of your appointment to hand over your nomination forms to the last minute.  The pre-election period has been extended for the County council elections to maximise the chance to submit the paperwork in a covid-secure way.  It’s vitally important that the submission is filled out correctly and district council colleagues will be happy to carry out an informal check in advance.  Without the correct paperwork submitted, your nomination to stand to be a county councillor will not be considered.”
 
You can download the Nomination Packs in full by visiting the dedicated elections pages of the County Council website. 
 
The formal Notice of Election is due to be published on the 22nd March and marks the start of the pre-election period.