District and Town Council by-elections called for East Grinstead Imberhorne

PR2123/TS/JB - 19/09/2017

Two by-elections will be held on Thursday 26 October 2017 in East Grinstead following the death of Councillor Bob Mainstone, who sadly passed away at the end of last month.

Both by-elections, which will be held on Thursday 26 October 2017, will concern registered electors in the East Grinstead Imberhorne electoral area; residents living in other areas of Mid Sussex are not eligible to vote.

The deadline for new voter registration applications is Tuesday 10 October 2017 and the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 11 October 2017. Recent home movers should check that they have updated their details on the electoral register and will be eligible to vote.

Following requests from local electors, a by-election has been called to fill the vacant seats. Candidates for the by-election are yet to be determined and local residents have until 4pm on Friday 29 September 2017 to submit candidate nominations.

For questions regarding nominations, voter registration or the electoral process please contact Mid Sussex District Council Electoral Services team at elections@midsussex.gov.uk or by calling 01444 477003.

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.