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Spitafield referendum timetable

Days to be disregarded when calculating the timetable are as follows

  • Saturday or Sunday
  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in England; and
  • any day appointed as a day of public thanksgiving or mourning.
Timetable
Event Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight) Date (deadline if not midnight) 

Decision date to hold a Business referendum 

No later than -84 

Monday 9 August 2021 

Publish on the website and make available an information statement and specified documents, where a Residential and Business referendum happen together 

No later than -56 

Tuesday 24 August 2021 

The ‘relevant register’ used to calculate the referendum expenses limit will be the register of local government electors as it exists at the time when the referendum period begins (28 working days before a residential poll, and 56 working days before a business and a residential poll that happen together).

No later than -56

Tuesday 24 August 2021

 

Registration Officer to publish (i) who can vote in the business referendum?

(ii) how business vote holders can register on the business voting register; and

(iii) how they can vote in the business referendum.

No later than -56

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Billing authority to provide to the Registration Officer (a) the name of each non-domestic rate payer who is liable, in respect of a hereditament in the referendum area, to pay rates on the 56th day before the business referendum according to the non-domestic rating list kept and maintained by that billing authority; and

(b) for each person described in (a), the address of the hereditament (or, if applicable, hereditaments); and

(c) the rateable value of each hereditament the address of which has been provided in accordance with (b).

No later than -50

 

Thursday 2 September 2021

 

Invitations to register to be sent out

Subject to receipt of the non-domestic rate data no earlier than -56 and not later than -45 If aware of new vote holder between -45 and -11 send a soon as practicable

Not earlier than 24 August 2021and not later than 9 September 2021

Publication of Notice of Referendum (Residential)

No later than -25

7 October 2021

Publication of Notice of Business Referendum

No later than -25

7 October 2021

Publication of Registration Notice (Business) (a) specifies that business vote holders who were included on the initial registration list have been sent an invitation to register; and

(b) invites those who believe they have become liable to pay non-domestic rates since the initial registration list was sent by the billing authority to the business registration officer, to contact the business registration officer; and

(c) informs those who were included on the initial registration list and so have been sent an invitation to register but have since ceased to become liable to pay non-domestic rates on any hereditament in the referendum area, that they must contact the business registration officer.

No later than -25

7 October 2021

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

No later than -24

8 October 2021

Publication of the Business Voting Register

Not later than -19 and between 5pm on -11 and -5

Not later than 15 October 2021 and between 27 October and 4 November 2021.

Deadline for receiving applications for registration (Residential)

No later than -12

26 October 2021

Deadline for receiving applications for registration (Business)

No later than 5pm -11

 

27 October 2021

 

Deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

No later than -11 (5pm)

 

5pm 27 October 2021

 

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

 

No later than -6 (5pm)

 

5pm Wednesday 3 November 2021

 

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

 

Between -23 and -6

Between 11 October and Wednesday 3 November 2021

Publication of Notice of Poll (Residential)

 

No later than -6

 

Wednesday 3 November 2021

 

Publication of Notice of Poll (Business)

No later than -6

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Publication of location of polling station and description of named voters entitled to vote there.

No later than -6

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Publication of final election notice of alteration

No later than -5

Tuesday 4 November 2021

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

No later than -5

Tuesday 4 November 2021

First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes

No later than -4

Monday 5 November 2021

Polling day

7am - 10pm

Thursday 11 November 2021

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

0 (5pm)

5pm Thursday 11 November 2021

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on grounds of medical emergency / business

0 (5pm)

5pm Thursday 11 November 2021

Last day to make alterations to the Register to correct a clerical error or to implement a court (registration appeal) decision

0 (9pm)

9pm Thursday 11 November 2021