Election Day - Thursday 7 July 2022

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council By Election - Thursday 7 July 2022

Details of a by election in Hatfield Central Ward of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

There is a vacancy in Hatfield Central Ward due to the resignation of Glyn Hayes.  A by election will be held on Thursday 7 July 2022.

Applications for electoral registration
To vote in the elections you must be included in the register of electors. If you are not already registered, you can register online using the Register to Vote - Government Website or contact Electoral Services by email: elections@welhat.gov.uk or by telephone on 01707 357300 to request an application form.

All registration applications must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Absent Voting - by post or by proxy

If you are included in the Welwyn Hatfield register of electors you can apply to vote by post or by proxy. You can download application forms from the How to Vote Government Website, or contact Electoral Services by email: elections@welhat.gov.uk or by telephone on 01707 357300 to request an application form. When completed it can be emailed to elections@welhat.gov.uk.

Application Type Deadline for application forms to be received by the Electoral Registration Office

New postal and postal proxy votes, or requests to change or cancel an existing postal, postal proxy or proxy appointment.

Download an application form to vote by post

5pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022

New proxy votes (but not postal proxy or emergency proxy votes - see information below).

Download an application form to vote by proxy

5pm on Wednesday 29 June 2022

Emergency proxy application
An emergency proxy may be granted where the emergency has occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 29 June 2022 on the grounds of a physical incapacity, for work/service reasons or attendance at a training or educational course.

If you cannot reasonably attend the polling station because you are self-isolating or unwell as a result of Covid-19, you will be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote.

All applications must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 7 July 2022. Please contact Electoral Services on 01707 357300 for advice if this is required.

Please note that all absent voting applications require your personal identifiers - date of birth and signature, and must be completed correctly.

Information for Candidates
Information and guidance standing as a candidate and nomination packs are available from The Electoral Commission website - local elections in England