Saturday, March 30, 2019
ELECTIONS 2019: HURRY IF YOU WANT TO STAND FOR COUNCIL IN BRIGG
Brigg voters will be going to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to vote in two elections.
They will be electing nine people to serve on Brigg Town Council and three to represent our area through the Brigg & Wolds Ward on North Lincolnshire Council.
Candidates interested in standing for the seats available on these authorities have been completing their application forms in recent weeks.
If you wish to stand, there's still time but don't leave it much longer as the deadline is drawing near.
The number of town councillors in Brigg is being reduced from the current 19 to nine at this election, following a community governance review.
The register-to-vote deadline is April 12. Residents who aren’t already registered to vote can register now online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Residents who will be away from home or unable to get to polling stations can register to vote by post or by proxy.
Further details on how to do this can be found at www.northlincs.gov.uk/elections
North Lincolnshire Council, our local electoral authority, says: "Details of the candidates standing for election in each of the wards, and town and parish councils, will be available after April 3, 2019."
The nomination period for candidates to register opened on March 27. Candidate nomination packs are now available from the Elections Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
These must be returned before 4pm on Wednesday, April 3.
Polling stations will be open on May 2 between 7am and 10pm.
People living locally but outside Brigg will have the chance to vote in their areas for town/parish and North Lincolnshire seats.
In respect of the unitary authority, there are three councillors to elect for Broughton & Appleby, Ridge and Ferry Wards (nine seats in all).
Neighbouring West Lindsey District Council will be running elections for all 20 wards on May 2, including Kelsey, and there will also be parish council polls.