Information for Candidates in a Local Election

Deadline to hand in nomination papers is 4pm on the 4th April. You must deliver these forms by hand, and they must be originals -so not copies. Any documents sent by email or fax will not be accepted. Forms need to be handed in at Rother District Council, Town Hall, London Road, Bexhill On Sea, TN39 3JX.

Those wishing to find out more about what is involved in being a Parish Councillor can come and speak to the Parish Clerk at the community spaces events. These are held every Wednesday at the Church (please note it is not in the church hall) 10.30 – midday.

Rother have sent the following documents for anyone interested in standing as a candidate:

Parish Council Nomination Papers 

Annotated Parish Council Nomination Papers

If you have any issues with completing your nomination forms, please contact the Election Office by phone on 01424 787826 or by email at

It is a good idea to have your nomination paperwork informally checked by the elections office before you formally submit it. This can allow you to make corrections or complete new nomination forms if there are any mistakes. Please contact the elections team using the above details to arrange this.

The Elections Team can also help you with elector numbers. If you tell them the full name and address of the subscriber. Contact us at 01424 787826 or

Candidates and their agents must follow certain rules set out in legislation. Please click here to find the relevant link to find all the information you’ll need to help you comply with the rules on candidates in Local Elections. You do not have to follow this guidance, but if you do, you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law.

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