NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
BLANDFORD FORUM TOWN COUNCIL
OLD TOWN WARD
An election has been requested by residents and the key dates were/are as follows:
Notice of Election date: Friday 10th December 2021 (passed)
Close of Nominations time and date: 4pm on Monday 20th December 2021 (passed)
Last date for Registration: Tuesday 4th January 2022 (passed)
Last Date for Postal requests: 5pm on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (passed)
Last Date for Proxy requests: 5pm on Wednesday 12th January 2022
Election date: Thursday 20th January 2022
Please visit https://blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk/town-council/elections for more information or the Dorset Council webpage for this by-election https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/councillors-committees-elections/elections-and-voting/forthcoming-elections-referenda-and-polls/forthcoming-elections-referenda-and-polls/blandford-forum-town-council-blandford-old-town-ward-election-on-20-january-2022
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that John Stayt, formerly a Member of the above named Town Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Town Council.
If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 23 November 2021) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by TEN electors who are registered in the Town Ward where the vacancy has arisen, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 31 January 2022.
Dated 3 November 2021
Clerk to Blandford Forum Town Council
*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.