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Guide Elections

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11. By-Elections

If a councillor leaves their seat during the course of their term, a casual vacancy occurs. This could be due to the resignation of a councillor, the passing away of a councillor, the disqualification (or ceasing to be qualified) of a councillor, or a failure to take up office.

When a councillor's seat becomes vacant the Town/Parish clerk will notify East Devon District Council. The clerk will display a 'notice of a casual vacancy' in the parish area. The notice explains that a by-election can be called by a request made in writing to the District Council's proper officer by 10 electors from the parish area, within 14 working days of the date of the notice. If a by-election is called it must be held within 60 days of the notice. 

Form to request a by-election to fill a casual vacancy

Newton Poppleford (Harpford) Parish Council by-election

Newton Poppleford Parish Council - 1 vacancy

Reason for vacancy – Resignation of Cllr Alan Murchison

Election day – Thursday 31 March 2016

A petition requesting an election for the above vacancy has been received and accepted. 

Relevant election documents/notices

Sidmouth (Sidbury) Town Council by-election

Relevant election documents/notices

Exmouth (Halsdon) Town Council by-election

Exmouth Town Council - 1 vacancy

Reason for vacancy – Resignation of Cllr Emma Gibbons

Election day – Thursday 14 April 2016

Relevant election documents/notices

Exmouth (Littleham) Town Council by-election

Exmouth Town Council - 1 vacancy

Reason for vacancy – Resignation of Cllr Paul Dean

Election day – Thursday 14 April 2016

Relevant election documents/notices