Following the resignation of Oxford City Councillor Nadine Bely-Summers, there will be a by-election in the Littlemore ward to fill the vacancy on 02 March.
The Elections Act 2022 – voter ID
Parliament passed the Elections Act last year. The Act will introduce significant changes to the way elections and electoral registration are run in England, including that electors will have to provide ID at polling stations in order to vote.
However, none of the provisions in the Act will come into force until May 2023, so these by-elections will be run according to the existing statutory framework.
The election timetable
- Notice of Vacancy was published on 23 January
- Notice of Election will be published on 26 January
- The list of candidates is to be published after 4.00pm on 06 February
- The list of election agents is to be published after 4.00pm on 03 February
- The Notice of Poll will be published by 22 February.
Poll cards for those currently registered will be issued from 02 February.
Registering to vote
If you are not registered already, the deadline to do so is midnight on 14 February. You can register simply and quickly on the Government’s registration portal.
Completed applications for postal votes must be received by 5.00pm on 15 February. Applicants must complete and sign (in ink) an application form, which they can download from the postal vote page on the council’s website. You may scan or photograph the completed form and email that to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications for proxy votes must be received by 5.00pm on 22 February. You must complete and sign (in ink) an application form, which you can download from the proxy vote page on the council’s website. You may scan or photograph the completed form and email that to email@example.com.
Polling stations are open between 7.00am to 10.00pm. The count will take place after the close of the poll, and the result will be posted on the council’s website.
For more information about elections in Oxford, visit the City Council’s Elections and Voting webpage.
There will also be a by-election in the County Council division of Rose Hill and Littlemore on 02 March following the resignation of County Councillor Michele Paule.
For further information, go to the County Council’s website.