Nominations deadline nears for May by-election for county council division of Kendal & Strickland Fell

The deadline for nomination papers for the May 3 by-election for the county council division of Kendal Strickland & Fell on May 3 expires this week.

The by-election, which will coincide with district council elections in other parts of South Lakeland, follows the death last month of Cllr Brendan Jameson.

Nomination papers must be returned to the Deputy Returning Officer at the electoral authority South Lakeland District Council by noon on Wednesday, 4 April.

Electors should take note that new applications to vote by post or applications to change or cancel an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, not later than 5pm on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, if they are to be effective for this election.

New applications to vote by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, not later than 5pm on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, if they are to be effective for this election, except applications to vote by proxy on grounds of medical emergency occurring after 5pm on 25 April 2012.  Such applications may be made until 5pm on Thursday, 3 May 2012.