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District and Parish Elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday May 4th, 2023.


Deadline for receipt of Nominations – Tuesday 4 April – 4pm, 2023

(Please note that any Nomination Papers received after this time will be rejected)


Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated Wednesday 5 April 2023


Election Day Thursday 4 May 2023 (7am to 10pm)


The Verification and Count will take place following the District Council Count on Friday 5 May 2023 at Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF.

Parish Nomination papers, together with some detailed guidance on how to complete a nomination paper are below and further information on Standing for Election can be found on the Electoral Commission website at Nomination papers - Parish Elections England (DOC) | Electoral Commission.

Completed Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the main Breckland Council Offices in Dereham.  It is an individual’s responsibility to ensure that their nomination paper is received by the deadline (4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023).

When delivering/submitting nomination papers to the Electoral Services Team, they should be handed to elections staff located in the Breckland Council Conference Suite, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE – if any candidate would like an informal check of nomination papers please ask and a member of the elections team staff will undertake an informal check.  Please do not leave the delivery of nomination papers until the last day for nominations, we are expecting over 700 parish nominations and the earlier you get the forms in to the team the greater the time period is to make any corrections, if necessary, in time for the close of nominations on Tuesday 4 April 2023 at 4pm.

All three forms: 1a Nomination Paper, 1b Home Address form & 1c Candidates consent to nomination MUST be returned by the close of nominations otherwise the nomination will be rejected. Please also note that all the document pack should be returned including the sections relating to the relevant legislation (Pages 10 -13 of the Nomination Pack)


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Elections team, preferably by e-mail to or alternatively by phone 01362 656870.


Nomination Pack

Annoted Nomination Template