Monday, 16 January 2012
Shamblehurst By-Election Date Set
The Town Council will foot the bill for the by-election, which is estimated to be in the region of three to four thousand pounds. Polling will take place at St Luke's Church on St David's Day, but as was pointed out by Cllr Keith House at the meeting, postal votes are likely to be key to electoral success.
Turnout for parish / town council by-elections is usually very low. Electors who apply to vote postally show that they are more likely to vote than not. It will therefore be in the interest of candidates to make sure they get their messages out before the postal voting slips are delivered.