Community Council Elections 2022 - Timetable

The proceedings at the election will be conducted in accordance with the following timetable of events (based on a contested poll being held):

Date/Time Event
Monday 15 August 2022 Publication of Notice of Election
Between 10am and 4pm on any weekday after the publication of the Notice of Election Submission of nomination papers to Returning Officer
Not later than 4pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022 Deadline for the submission of nomination papers to the Returning Officer
Deadline for the submission of candidates’ personal statements
Not later than 4pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022 Deadline for the withdrawal of nominations
As soon as practicable after 4pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022 Publication of Notice of Poll for contested areas, where applicable
Publication of Notice of Uncontested elections 
Publication of Notice of Community Councils not established, where applicable
By Friday 16 September 2022 Returning Officer issue letters to candidates in uncontested polls confirming their election and the date of the Inaugural Meeting 
Returning Officer issue details of the arrangements for the poll to candidates in contested areas 
Midnight on Monday 3 October 2022 Existing Community Councillors term of office expires
Monday 3 October 2022 Polling commences in contested areas - final dates and times to be confirmed
By Monday 10 October 2022 Counting of Votes cast – final date and time to be confirmed
By Monday 31 October 2022 All inaugural meetings of new community councils held