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Nominations


Borough and parish elections

The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 11 March 2024. We will accept nominations from midday on Monday 11 March 2024 during the hours stated on the Notice.

Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the following address (not to The Amelia Scott in Tunbridge Wells):

Elections Office (Room LG31)
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall
Mount Pleasant Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1RS

You must book an appointment with the elections team to submit your nomination papers. Nominations can be submitted by courier, if necessary, but if you choose to use this option, it is your responsibility to ensure that your papers reach us.

Prior to officially submitting nomination papers, we would encourage you to send them to us by email to nominations@tunbridgewells.gov.uk for an informal check. This will reduce the need for candidates and agents to take away and amend their nomination papers if they are not correct when formally submitting them.

Briefing sessions

Briefing sessions were held in February for anyone interested in standing as a candidate (in either the borough or parish elections) and for election agents. There are no further sessions planned.

If you would like a copy of the briefing slides, or a link to a recording of the online briefing session, please email elections@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.

Police and Crime Commissioner briefing sessions

Information about candidates and campaigners briefing sessions for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election can be found on the Gravesham Borough Council website (opens in a new window).

Nomination papers

Borough elections

Borough nomination papers, along with guidance for party and independent candidates, can be found on the local elections in England page of the Electoral Commission website (opens in a new window).

Parish elections

Parish nomination papers, along with guidance for party and independent candidates, can be found on the parish elections in England page of the Electoral Commission website (opens in a new window).

If you require paper copies of the nomination packs, please let us know and we can print them for you to collect.

Dates and deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for the 2024 local elections are shown in the table below.

Activity Date and time
Delivery of nomination papers From midday on Monday 11 March until 4pm on Friday 5 April
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination 4pm on Friday 5 April
Publication of statement of persons nominated Not later than 4pm on Monday 8 April
Deadline for receiving applications for registration Tuesday 16 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or postal proxy votes 5pm on Wednesday 17 April
Deadline for Voter Authority Certificate applications 5pm on Wednesday 24 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 5pm on Wednesday 24 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents Thursday 25 April
First date electors can apply for a replacement for lost/spoilt postal votes Friday 26 April
Polling day 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May
Last time electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes 5pm on Thursday 2 May
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 5pm on Thursday 2 May
Delivery of return as to election expenses (parish council elections) Not later than 28 calendar days after the date of election
Delivery of return as to election expenses (borough elections) Not later than 35 calendar days after the date of the election result is declared

The information on this page was last updated on Friday 1 March 2024.