14 March 2016
A by-election will be held on Thursday 5 May in Balcombe following the resignation of Councillor Katherine Miners from the Parish Council.
The by-election, which will be held alongside the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election on the same day, only concerns registered electors in the Balcombe electoral area; residents living in other areas of Mid Sussex will not be eligible to vote.
Following requests from local electors, a by-election has been called to fill the vacant seat. The candidates for the by-election have yet to be determined and any registered elector in Mid Sussex is eligible for nomination. Local residents have until 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016 to submit candidate nominations. The deadline for new voter registration applications is Midnight on Monday 18 April 2016 and the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2016.
Recent home movers should check that they have updated the electoral register and will be eligible to vote.
Information about being a Councillor is available from the Council’s website www.midsussex.gov.uk. Additional guidance about being an election candidate and the various election procedures is available online from the Electoral Commission at www.electoralcommission.org.uk.
If you have any questions regarding registration or the electoral process then please contact the Mid Sussex District Council Electoral Services team on 01444 477003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.