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Elections News

A General Election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024. The election is managed via Cheshire East Council. You can see a copy of the notice of election (this link will take you to CEC’s website) published by Cheshire East Council.

Key Dates for the General Election

7 June 4pm – Deadline for submitting or withdrawing a nomination to stand as a candidate for the General Election. Details in the Notice of Election.

7 June – 5pm Cheshire East Council to publish the statement of persons nominated Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll – Congleton Constituency (cheshireeast.gov.uk)

18 June 23.59– Deadline to Register to Vote – go to the .gov website

19 June – Deadline for new postal vote application

26 June – 5pm – Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy. Also deadline for applications for voter authority certificates for those who do not have appropriate photo ID. You can see more on the government website for voter authority certificates if you not able to go on-line then the staff at Congleton library can help you apply, including taking the photo.

28 June – First date voters can apply for a replacement or lost postal vote

4 July – Election Day – Polling Stations open 7am – 10pm. The Count will follow through the night with the results declared as soon as possible.

Want temporary work at the Elections? – go to Cheshire East Council’s election page where they are advertising temporary roles in the polling stations and count.

Results from previous Congleton Constituency General Elections (link to Cheshire East Council)

Information re previous Borough and Town Elections

2023 Cheshire East Ward Councillor Results

Results of the elections for Cheshire East Ward Councillor Congleton East Ward Councillor on Cheshire East Council (3 posts)

Results of the elections for Cheshire East Ward Councillor Congleton West Ward Councillor on Cheshire East Council (3 posts)

Full details of qualifications and disqualifications for being a councillor can be see at the Electoral Commission website section on standing in a parish council To find out more about the role of a Councillor visit: ask your Council website where there is a downloadable copy of the Good Councillor 2016 guide.

For more innformation

Cheshire East Council maintains the electoral database. If you are new to the area or not registered you can register on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  If you need a postal or proxy vote you can use the .gov website or email electoral.information@cheshireeast.gov.uk. This year the government has ruled that everyone voting at the polling station must show original official photo ID, such as passport, driving licence, proof of age, blue badge scheme. If you do not have valid photo ID you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate. For full details see: www.electoralcommission.org.uk