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Malvern Hills District Council
A by-election is being held on 16 September 2021 for the Tenbury Ward on Malvern Hills District Council.
The deadline to register to vote in this election is 31 August 2021.
To vote by post in this election you must apply by 1 September 2021. pdf Read the notice of vacancy for the Tenbury Ward (118 KB)
Malvern Town Council
A by-election is being held on 16 September 2021 for the Pickersleigh Ward on Malvern Town Council.
Visit our Previous Election Results page for results from previous elections and referendums.
Each year we check that the right people are registered to vote at every address in the district. Each property will receive a letter listing the people we have registered to vote at the address and their voting method.
If the details on the letter are incorrect or you need to add or remove someone then you will need to update your details on the Household Response website. Security codes to access this website can be found on the letter.
You can also make changes to the letter and return it by post to Electoral Services, Malvern Hills District Council, Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AF.
What happens if you add new people to your electoral registration letter?
If there are new people living in your household who qualify to be added to the electoral register, then they will also separately need to register to vote to complete the process.
People can register to vote online or, by using the information we are given, we will send separate individual registration forms to those residents.
If you have asked for a postal or proxy vote we will send an application form by post. This form must be completed and returned to Electoral Services, Malvern Hills District Council, Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AF, before you can vote by post or proxy at future elections.
You can register to vote on the Government's website. This is the fastest way of registering.
Before you do this you will need to know your national insurance number. If you have not got a national insurance number, or have lost it, please contact 01684 862200.
Usually within three to six weeks of the Electoral Registration Officer receiving your application your name will be added to the Register of Electors as long as your details can be correctly verified.
We will write and confirm that your name has been added to the Register.
During an election period there is a special deadline by which names can be added to the register.
Please see the relevant Notice of Elections for details of the deadline for applications to be made.
Voting by post allows you to vote at home without needing to visit a polling station. Before each election we will send your ballot paper to you in the post with a form to complete with your date of birth and signature.
You can register for a postal vote by completing a pdf postal vote application (14 KB) form.
You can register for a one-off proxy vote (appointing someone to vote on your behalf) by completing a pdf proxy vote application form (102 KB) .
To apply for permanent proxy vote (on grounds of employment, education or disability), please complete a permanent proxy vote application form.
The Local Government Act 2011 requires the Council to publish a pdf verification number notice (7 KB) which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the council to hold a referendum on whether the district should change to a different form of governance.
The minimum number, equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for Malvern Hills District Council shown in the revised register published at 15 February 2021, is 3087.
This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 31 March 2021 and before 1 April 2022.
A new number will be published in February 2022 and if the number is less than 3087 then the new number will apply from the date published.
The Register of Electors contains the names and addresses of everyone living in the district who are eligible to vote (British, Commonwealth and citizens of other European Union Members States). In order to vote your name must be on the Register of Electors for the area in which you live.
The information contained within the Register can only be used for certain purposes such as elections, law enforcement and credit referencing.
The Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.
No changes are currently proposed to the West Worcestershire Parliamentary Constituency.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing the ward boundaries for Malvern Hills District Council.
A public consultation is expected to start mid-July 2021. Please check back later for more information.
Thursday 16 September 2021
The Returning Officer is the person responsible for running the elections. The Returning Officer is Andy Baldwin.
Standing as a candidate
Information about standing as a candidate at local and parish elections, including qualifications and disqualifications, can be found on the Electoral Commissions website.
The Electoral Commission use the term ‘Parish Council’ to refer to both town and parish councils. Please see the guidance on parish council elections for information about standing at the Malvern Town Council by election.
To stand as a candidate you must complete and submit a nomination paper.
Nomination papers are available below, they must be printed and completed by hand. If you would like a hard copy of a nomination paper, please contact us using the phone number or email address below.
Nomination papers must be submitted by hand to the Returning Officer, Morgan Room, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AF. they cannot be accepted by post or email.
Nomination papers can be submitted from Wednesday 11 August until 4pm on Thursday 19 August 2021.
- document Nomination Pack - Malvern Town (211 KB)
- document Nomination Pack - Tenbury Ward (257 KB)
- pdf Code of conduct for Campaigners (289 KB)
- document Register request form (73 KB)
- document Absent voters list request form (76 KB)
For information about attending key electoral events, polling stations, postal vote opening and the count, please contact Electoral Services.
A timetable for the by elections can be found here
Campaign spending is restricted and must be recorded. A record of all spending must be returned to the Returning Officer after the election. No spending is reimbursed. Further information about spending and donations can be found on the Electoral Commissions website.
Malvern Town Council – Pickersleigh by election
Tenbury Ward District Council by election