Timetable

Critical dates for the 2017 Southern Ward by-election.

Date Activity
28 September Public notice of election, calling for nominations, electoral roll open for inspection
28 September
Nominations open
26 October

Nominations close at 12 noon
Electoral roll closes
Processing of applications for electoral hoardings begins
31 October
(or as soon as practical)
Public notice of candidate names
10 November Election hoardings (public and private) can go up
30 November–5 December Delivery of voting documents
21 December Election hoardings must come down
30 November–22 December Voting period
22 December By-election Day - voting closes at 12 noon
Preliminary results announced
28 December Declaration / public notice of results 
20 February 2018 Deadline for return of election expenses and donations forms 
Processing of applications for electoral hoardings begins
Processing of applications for electoral hoardings begins