Elections 2019 - May 2nd

Information about the Local Elections.

Nomination Packs and Information:

Local Nomination packs for both sets of elections will be available to download from the Council’s website w/c 11 February at https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/residents/electoral-registration-and-elections/

Guidance for Parish Elections:  https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales

Guidance for District Elections:  https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-in-england

Nomination Appointments

Submission of nomination packs will commence at 10am on Thursday 14th March 2019, and must be sUbmitted by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Nomination papers should be hand delivered to Meeting Room 1 at North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford NG34 7EF, between the hours of 10am and 4pm on any working day between the above dates.  Papers must not be left at reception.  If any nomination papers are left at reception, they will be rejected.  Nomination papers received via the post will also be rejected.  We will offer an informal check of papers before formally accepting them but please do make an appointment.

Nominations can also be submitted at the following venues:

  • The Training Room at Metheringham Depot, Scoley Court, Moorlands Trading Estate, Metheringham LN4 3BS on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March, between 10am and 4pm; and
  • Info Links at One NK, Moor Lane, North Hykeham LN6 9AX on Thursday 21st (10am to 4pm), Friday 22nd (10am to 4pm) and Saturday 23rd March (10am to 2pm)  

We strongly advise that you make an appointment.  You may have to wait to submit the nomination papers if you do not do so.  This can be done by calling 01529 308024, or emailing BusinessSupportTeam@n-kesteven.gov.uk.  Please state your name, the parish/town council (and if applicable the ward) you are submitting papers for, and the quantity. 

Voter ID Pilot

North Kesteven is participating in a Voter ID Pilot for the local elections taking place on 2 May 2019 overseen by the Cabinet Office.  Voters need to bring either one type of photo ID or two types of non-photo ID in order to vote at a polling station on 2 May 2019.   A final list of acceptable ID will be released by the Cabinet Office at the end of February 2019. However for photo ID, it is expected voters in the District can chose between approximately 10 types of identification such as passport, driving licence, concessionary travel pass, Military Identification card.  If choosing a non-photo ID, then potentially 15 types of ID are likely, to include debit/credit card, council tax statement, poll card, utility bills. 

In the event that a voter does not have any of the required identification, they will be able to apply for a free Local Elector ID for this election – this will ensure that no one misses out on being able to cast their vote.  Please note that the Voter Identification pilot will not apply to postal voters.

The aim of Voter Identification is to safeguard against electoral fraud and misrepresentation and improve confidence in the security of the voting process.  Although voter fraud is not known to be a problem within North Kesteven, the area’s characteristics make it an ideal test-bed for the principles of Voter ID within a sparsely-populated rural area with a growing, but ageing population.  It is essential that the Government learns from the operation of pilot schemes to inform future design of any ID requirements and delivery for implementing a potential national roll out of voter ID requirements in polling stations across Great Britain.