Following the sad death of Evelyn Collishaw – who was a candidate in Sewell ward and division – the elections to Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council will not take place for Sewell on 6 May
A new date of Thursday 17 June for elections to city and county councils in Sewell has been determined by Stephen Evans, the Returning Officer.
However, this change of date will have no impact on the election of a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk, with residents of Sewell still able cast their vote for the PCC on 6 May as planned at their designated polling stations or by sending their postal vote pack. All PCC postal votes already returned by Sewell residents will be counted.
The new date for Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council elections in Sewell ward and division will be Thursday 17 June. Voters in Sewell will receive new poll cards in mid-May. Those who have already registered for a postal vote will be automatically sent new postal vote forms at the start of June. Any postal votes for city and county candidates for Sewell already returned will not be counted and residents will need to vote again when they receive their new papers.
Those who want to vote in person can do so on 17 June at their designated polling station.
Returning officer for Norwich City Council, Stephen Evans, said: “I was sorry to hear about the death of Eve Collishaw and send my sympathies to her family and friends at this difficult time.
“We will be following the set procedure for this situation, which means postponing the elections to Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council in Sewell ward and division where Eve was standing as a candidate for both councils.
“The PCC election will be going ahead on 6 May as planned.
"Elections to city and county councils in Sewell will now take place on Thursday 17 June. We will be writing to all residents to inform them of the situation.”
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