Nomination packs available for Cornwall Council election candidates

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Are you passionate about your local community? Do you want to help shape the future of Cornwall? If so, Cornwall Council needs you!

Nomination packs, which contain all the forms a candidate needs to stand for election, are now available.

On May 6, voters will cast their votes to elect their local Cornwall Councillor. On the same day elections will also take place for many town and parish councils, as well as the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner.

Following the Electoral Review of Cornwall Council, there will be 87 electoral divisions across Cornwall. Voters will elect one Cornwall Councillor to represent each division for the next four years.

Kate Kennally, Chief Executive for Cornwall Council and Returning Officer for Cornwall, said: “Councillors make decisions that affect the lives of residents across the Duchy.

“They look at the issues that matter most to local people and really can make a difference.

“We need people from walks of life to represent their local communities and help shape the future of Cornwall.”

Elected members are given a laptop to help with their work and they will receive support, help and advice from council officers. Councillors also receive a basic annual allowance.

Candidates must be 18 years old or over.

Those who are considering standing for election can find information, advice and support on Cornwall Council’s Be a Councillor page.

To request a nomination pack, you can contact the Council’s elections team by calling 01209 614373 or email voter.registration@cornwall.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can download the packs from the Electoral Commission website.

Close of nominations is  4pm on April 8 2021.

Remember you must be on the Electoral Register to vote in the elections. You can register to vote here.

Find out more about the different voting methods available, such as voting by post or by proxy.

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