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Upcoming Elections - County Council Elections 2017
Anyone considering standing for election to Norfolk County Council in the 11 electoral divisions across North Norfolk this coming May can view the presentation that was shown on a Candidates and Agents Evening 2 March 2017
People wishing to stand for election as a County Council candidate will need to submit a nomination paper these can also be obtained from the Council Offices. Please return completed form to the Deputy Returning Officer at the District Council during the official nomination period before the election. The nomination period for the County elections will run from 10am on 27 March to 4pm on 4 April. Please telephone 01263 516350 to make an appointment before you come in with your nominations.
Deputy Returning Officer Steve Blatch said: “While there are candidates and agents who have been through this process before and know how it works, we want to ensure democratic opportunities are opened to those who have not had that experience.”
If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, you need to:
- be aged 18 years or over
- be a citizen of either the UK, Commonwealth, Irish Republic or EU member state
- have property, live or work in the district
- have not been declared bankrupt
- be a registered elector in Norfolk
Councillors do not receive a salary, however they do get a Member's Allowance in respect of their time plus expenses incurred while on Council business.
Norfolk County Council has 84 elected members, each representing an electoral division of up to 10,000 voters.
Every four years the people of each division elect one councillor to be a member of Norfolk County Council.
Here is a list of meeting rooms bookable by candidates free of charge.