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Key Dates and Events

Key dates including meeting timetable.

Council meetings are usually held in the Civic Community Hall in Hailsham during normal office hours (9am & 5pm). By law your employer must allow you to take a reasonable amount of time off to perform your duties as a councillor. However, it is advisable to discuss your intention to stand for election with your employer before submitting your nomination form.

The following link takes you to the Council's calendar of meetings, which will give you an idea of the number and frequency of meetings.

You can also watch our meetings live via the Council's webcasting facility (external link).

Timetable for the local elections in England and Wales: 2 May 2019

This timetable covers the elections taking place on 2 May 2019. The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable are Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Please be aware that the timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

The timetable has been developed based on draft legislation for combined authority mayoral elections and makes some assumptions about what the final legislation will provide for, and so it may be subject to change. We will update and re-publish the timetable as appropriate once the legislation is clear.

Timetable for local elections in England and Wales: 2 May 2019
 Event  Election  Working days before poll deadline if not midnight

Publication of notice

of election 

 All  Not later than 25 days
Delivery of nomination papers  All, excluding combined authority mayoral elections  From the date stated on the notice of election up to 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election
Delivery of nomination papers  Combined authority mayoral elections  From the day after the publication of notice of election until 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election (10am to 4pm)
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination  All  19 days (4pm)
Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent  All 19 days (4pm) 
Making objections to nomination papers  Combined authority mayoral elections

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

Between 10am and 12noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration  All 19 days 
Publication of statement of persons nominated  All  Not later than 18 days (4pm)
Deadline for receiving applications for registration  All  12 days
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes  All  11 days (5pm)
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)  All  6 days (5pm)
Publication of second interim election notice of alteration  All  Between 18 days and 6 days
Publication of notice of poll All   Not later than 6 days
Publication of final election notice of alteration All  5 days
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents  All  5 days
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes All   4 days
 Polling day  All  0 (7am to 10pm)