RIGHT TO DEMAND A POLL ON ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Hastings District Council gives public notice under section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that the electors of the Hastings District have a right to demand under section 29 of the Local Electoral Act a poll on the electoral system to be used for the elections of the Hastings District Council and the Hastings District Rural Community Board.
The two electoral systems available for use in local authority elections are:
• the system commonly known as First Past the Post (FPP)
• the system commonly known as Single Transferable Voting (STV)
The Council and the Rural Community Board used First Past the Post in 2022 and the Council has resolved to continue to use First Past the Post for the 2025 and 2028 elections.
To be valid, any such demand must be made in writing and be signed by not less than 2,902 electors (being 5% of the number of electors enrolled for the 2022 elections) and delivered to the Council’s Civic Administration Building, 207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings.
Every elector who signs such a demand must state next to his or her signature:
(a) the elector’s name
(b) the elector’s qualifying address
If a valid demand is received by 11 December 2023, the poll will have effect for the 2025 and 2028 local authority elections. If it is received after 11 December 2023, the poll will have effect for the 2028 and 2031 elections.
Please address any enquiries on this matter to the undersigned email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Electoral Officer
2 September 2023
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