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Find out more about standing in local government elections

A FURTHER event is being planned for Pembrokeshire people to find out more about standing in May’s Local Government Elections.

The Local Government Elections take place on Thursday May 5 th and Pembrokeshire County Council is underlining the importance of people standing for election from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the communities they wish to represent.

If you are passionate about your community and want to help make people’s lives better, becoming a Town, Community or County Councillor could be for you.

To aid those wanting to know more, the Council is holding a further Candidates and Agents Briefing event next week.

The event will be run by Returning Officer Will Bramble and held virtually on Microsoft Teams at 6pm on Wednesday March 16th.

The information provided in this session will be the same as during the previous events held on March 1 st and March 4 th , so if you have already attended there is no need to attend again.

Another event is planned to take place after the close of nominations on Thursday April 7 th  at 3pm.

To book a place and receive joining instructions please email: [email protected]

Some important dates to keep in the diary are:

 The nominations period will open on March 21st 2022. 

Nominations can be delivered on each working day between 10am and 4pm up until the close of nominations at 4pm on April 5 th 2022. 

Nominations can be delivered by hand or by email.  Further details will be contained in the Notice of Election published on March 18 th 2022.

 Nomination papers now are available on the Council’s elections website: Elections and voting  The Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and Agents is available on the website.

Remember, this year anyone aged 16 and over on May 5 th and legally resident in Wales can vote in these elections as long as they are registered to vote.

If you want to vote at this election you must register to vote at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote