Nominations Period: This begins on the day the Notice of Election is published. This notice will be published on Friday 27 March 2020. Nomination papers can officially be received after the Notice of Elections had been published. The deadline for submission of nomination papers is 4pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020.
Appointment of Election Agent: This must be completed by 4pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020. There is more information on election agents later in the guidance.
Deadline to Register to Register to Vote: This is the deadline for electors for adding new names to the register, or amend existing ones. The deadline is at midnight on Tuesday 21 April 2020.
Deadline to apply for a postal vote: This is the deadline for electors to apply for a postal vote and make changes to or cancel an existing postal vote. The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 22 April 2020.
Deadline to apply for a proxy vote: The deadline for electors to apply for proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2020.
Applications for an emergency proxy can be applied for from 5pm on Wednesday 29 April 2020 to 5pm on Thursday 7 May 2020 but specific criteria must be met for such applications.
Appointment of Counting Agents: These are the people who will attend the count and help scrutinise the process on behalf of the candidates. The deadline is 5pm on Thursday 30 April 2020. There is more information on counting agents later in the guidance.
Polling Day: Thursday 7 May 2020 from 7am until 10pm
Deadline for Expenses: All candidates and election agents must submit their full expense returns. The actual deadline will depend on when the result is officially declared, but is most likely by Friday 12 June 2020.