Paulton won’t be going to the polls this coming Thursday.
The election for the Paulton ward of Bath & North East Somerset Council will now be rearranged following the sad death of candidate Tim Morgan.
All other polls on Thursday 4 May will go ahead as planned.
Will Godfrey, Returning Officer for Bath & North East Somerset Council said: ‘”We send our condolences to Tim Morgan’s family at this sad time. Legally, we must now postpone the election in Paulton ward. I have contacted the other candidates and letters have gone out first class to notify all affected electors.”
A new date for the election is being arranged and new poll cards will be sent to all affected voters once the date is set. The poll cards will tell voters how to arrange a postal or proxy vote if they cannot make it to the polling station on the new date.
Any already returned postal votes will no longer count. Postal voters will be sent a new postal vote. The new ballot papers will be yellow to help voters make sure they return the correct one.
Candidate nominations will reopen for a set period once the new date is announced. All other previous candidates remain validly nominated and will be included on the ballot paper. Any new candidates wishing to stand at the re-scheduled election can email email@example.com to request a nomination pack.