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Elections in Craven 2022

County Council and Parish Council elections are taking place in Craven on Thursday 5th May.

In spring, North Yorkshire residents will be able to vote in elections that will help to shape the way services in the county are run in a new era of local government.

The vote on Thursday, 5th May, will elect 90 councillors who will represent 89 divisions across the county for the final year of the County Council and then the first four years of a new North Yorkshire Council that will be created on 1st April, 2023. Nine of these new councillors will represent areas within the Craven District.

The new council will replace the current county, district and borough councils and will deliver all local services to residents. Newly-elected councillors will shape what public services will look like ahead of North Yorkshire Council’s first day. Parish council elections will also be taking place throughout Craven on the same day.

Election Timetable

Below are the key deadlines for the upcoming election:

Publication of Notice of Election - 18 March 2022
Receipt of Nominations - by 04:00 pm Tuesday 5 April 2022
Withdrawal of Candidate - by 04:00 pm Tuesday 5 April 2022
Appointment of Election Agents - by 04:00 pm Tuesday 5 April 2022
Publication of Notice of Election Agents - by 04:00 pm Tuesday 5 April 2022
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated - 04:00 pm Wednesday 6 April 2022
Last Date for Registration - by Thursday 14 April 2022
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications - by 05:00 pm Tuesday 19 April 2022
Publication of Notice of Poll - by Tuesday 26 April 2022
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications - by 05:00 pm Tuesday 26 April 2022
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents - by Wednesday 27 April 2022
First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers - by Thursday 28 April 2022
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers - by 05:00 pm Thursday 5 May 2022
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications - by 05:00 pm Thursday 5 May 2022
Day of Poll - 07:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday 5 May 2022

Registration and applying for Absent Votes

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Thursday 14 April 2022. You can register to vote online here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the Electoral Registration Team if you would like a paper copy of the form.

The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5.00pm Tuesday 19 April 2022. We must have received your application by this deadline. We are happy to accept good quality scanned copies of the completed form to elections@cravendc.gov.uk.

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for this election is 5.00pm Tuesday 26th April 2022. We must have received your application by this deadline. We are happy to accept good quality scanned copies of the completed form to elections@cravendc.gov.uk.

Postal Vote Application Form

Proxy Application Form

If circumstances change and you are unable to vote in person on election day due to your employment or a disability, and you became aware of this reason after the proxy deadline. There is the option of an emergency proxy. Your application to vote by emergency proxy must be received by us by 5.00pm on Thursday 5 May 2022 (polling day). The application forms can be downloaded below:

Application to vote by emergency proxy due to employment

Application to vote by emergency proxy due to disability

Application to vote by emergency proxy due to covid

An appropriate person (i.e., your employer or a doctor) MUST sign your application form.
Once completed, please email the form to elections@cravendc.gov.uk