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Nominations at Elections

Nomination Forms for 2017 Elections

Nomination forms for the 2017 North Yorkshire County Council elections are now available  below. Nomination forms may also be obtained from Electoral Services, Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ Tel 01756 706241. Candidates and agents should also read Guidance for Candidates and Agents published by the Electoral Commission

Local Government Nomination Pack (a copy of the pack can be obtained by using this link pdf icon Nomination Pack [284kb]

Return of Nomination Papers

Nomination Papers for the Council Council elections may be submitted at the address below during the hours of 10am to 4pm from 20th March 2017 .

The Close of Nominations is 4pm on 4th April 2017.  This deadline cannot be moved or extended for any reason.

Council Offices
1 Belle Vue Square
Broughton Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1FJ

Informal check before formal submission

Electoral services staff would be pleased to provide an informal check of completed nomination papers before submission. This service is available at the above address between the hours of 10am and 4pm from 20th March 2017.

Parish Nomination Pack (a copy of the pack can be obtained by using this link pdf icon Nomination Pack [261kb] )

Local Government Elections (County, District and Parish Councils)

To qualify as a candidate for a local government election, a person must be qualified for holding office.  The qualifications and disqualifications for holding office are contained in the Local Government Act 1972.  Candidates must be:

  • a British or Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of the European Union; and
  • 18 years of age or more on the date of nomination and, if there is a poll, on the day of the election.

They must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • have been a local government elector for the area, that is they have been included in the Register of Electors on the date of nomination and thereafter;
  • have occupied for the preceding 12 months, as owner or tenant, any land or other premises in the area;
  • have his / her principal or only place of work during the previous twelve months in that area;
  • have resided in the area for the whole of the previous twelve months; and / or
  • in the case of parish elections only, have resided in the area for the whole of the previous twelve months, or within three miles of the area.

In order to stand for election, a candidate for a county, district or parish election must submit a nomination paper and the candidate's consent to nomination by a set date and time on a specific type of form.  A District and County council candidate must submit a nomination paper signed by ten local government electors for the Ward or Division.  For a parish election, only two electors are required to sign.