District By-Election - Great Dunmow South and Barnston

A District Council by-election will take place on Thursday 5 January 2023 for the Great Dunmow South and Barnston Ward.

Polling will take place at the usual polling stations - Barnston village hall; the United Reform Church Hall and the ET Foakes Memorial Hall in Great Dunmow from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5 January.

Anyone wishing to stand for election needs to download and complete a  nomination paper (Word doc) [274KB] in accordance with the legal timetable.

Nomination papers need to be submitted in person from Tuesday 29 November.

Anyone planning on standing should contact the Elections Office to make an appointment to submit their nomination paper by calling 01799 510434 or emailing candidateinfo@uttlesford.gov.uk

Key deadlines

Tuesday 29 November
Nomination period opens - 9am to 4pm weekdays.  You need to make an appointment.

Tuesday 6 December
Nomination period closes - 4pm  

Tuesday 6 December
Poll cards will be issued around Tuesday 6 December - if you have not received one by 12 December, please contact us

Thursday 15 December
Registration deadline by midnight on Thursday 15 December.  If you are not registered to vote you can register online.

Friday 16 December
Postal vote deadline - 5pm on Friday 16 December. You can download a postal vote application.

Tuesday 20 December
Postal votes will be issued around Tuesday 20 December - these go by first class postage

Friday 23 December
Proxy vote deadline - 5pm on Friday 23 December.  You can download a proxy vote application.

Standing for election

Factsheet guidance for candidates producing written material (PDF) [124KB]  

Tellers - Guidance and Dos and don'ts (PDF) [47KB]

Full details of your campaign and what you need to know about standing for a local government election; your campaign; rights to attend key events etc are set out on the Electoral Commission's website. 

The candidate/election agent may appoint certain other agents to observe proceedings.  These forms can be emailed:


The candidate (PDF) [18KB] and agent (PDF) [18KB]  must by law submit a declaration with their expenditure incurred.

The spreadsheet (gi.ui.mediatype.spreadsheets) [89KB]  must be completed and returned to the Proper Officer marked for the attention of the Electoral Services Manager with the Declarations by Thursday 9 February, even if it is a "nil" return.  

There is no requirement in law for the Proper Officer or his team to check these, just receive them.


Further information, documentation and notices will appear on this page when available. 

Notice of election - Great Dunmow South and Barnston (PDF) [13KB]