Ryedale District Council

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  • Democracy Rocks Up

    Young people at Malton School have been putting democracy and music together for Ryedale District Council's "Crash Bang Ballot" Democracy Rocks Up project. image41

    The project is a sequel to the successful events run in 2015 and once again uses old metal ballot boxes as instruments.

    The young people were supported by Libby Pearson, Community Arts Coordinator, and Billy Hickling, who has 15 years’ experience as a performer and rehearsal director with the international stage show STOMP!

    The film they have produced is now available to watch below and on social media, and is being used to raise awareness of voter registration and voting for young people.

    Simon Copley, Democratic Services Manager and Deputy Returning Officer, who came up with the idea for Democracy Rocks Up, said, "It is really exciting that Democracy Rocks and Crash Bang Ballot are making a return. This year's film speaks for itself, showing how engaged the participants were in both the drumming and the conversations about voting and democracy. With the referendum next month, these are really topical issues to be considering and the feedback from those who took part was very positive."

    One of the participants said, "This kind of drumming method is a great way because it engages people and makes them more interested than if we were sat in a classroom."

    Young people can register at the age of 16 and vote at 18. Applications to register can be made online at gov.uk.

    The deadline for registering to vote in the forthcoming referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union is midnight on Tuesday, 7 June 2016. If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to register separately for the referendum.

    For further information please contact Simon Copley, telephone 01653 600666 (ext 277) or email Simon Copley.

     

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  • EU Referendum Results

    The local EU Referendum results for the Ryedale voting area were as follows: EU_Ref

      Turnout          Remain           Leave         Rejected ballot papers           
    Ryedale   77.2%  14,340  17,710  19

    The total number of ballot papers verified was 32,069

    The total number of eligible electors was 41,529

    For the overall national result of the EU Referendum, please see here

     

    Ref results

  • European Parliamentary Election and EU Referendum

    Ryedale is part of the Yorkshire and the Humber region for European Elections. There are currently 6 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing the region. Find a list of the current MEPs here. (PDF)

    The results from the European Parliament elections for the Ryedale area and the Yorkshire and the Humber region can found as PDF files below.

    EU Referendum 23 June 2016

    The referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union was held on Thursday, 23 June 2016. The turnout in the Referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union in Ryedale was 77.2%. See the 'Certificate of verification totals' attachment for further information.

    The local EU Referendum results for the Ryedale voting area were as follows: 

      Turnout          Remain           Leave         Rejected ballot papers           
    Ryedale   77.2%  14,340  17,710  19

    The total number of ballot papers verified was 32,069

    The total number of eligible electors was 41,529

    For the overall national result of the EU Referendum, please see here

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  • Notice of EU Referendum published

    The Notice of Referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union on Thursday 23 June 2016 register eu referendumhas been published.

    1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below:

    Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

    2. The hours of poll will be from 7am to 10pm.

    3. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

    4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

    5. New applications to vote by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Requests for changes to existing proxy vote arrangements and cancellations must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

    6. Applications to vote by emergency proxy on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH by 5pm on Thursday 23 June 2016. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

    For more information on the EU Referendum, please contact our elections office on 01653 600666, email to or in writing to Elections, Ryedale District Council, Old Malton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH.

    Please note that if you had a poll card for the PCC elections on Thursday 05/05/2016 you do not need to register again to vote in the Referendum on 23 June 2016.

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  • Notice of NYCC Election

    NYCC NewsThe Notice of Election to elect a new North Yorkshire County Council has been published today.

    The election is to be held on Thursday, 4 May 2017 to elect a new North Yorkshire County Council for the next four years.

    The four-yearly elections will cover all 72 County Council seats across 68 divisions.

    Before election day, there are important dates for anyone who is not yet registered to vote or who will not be able to vote in person on the day. Thousands of county residents who are eligible to vote are not registered. If you are not already on the electoral register, you have until 13 April 2017 to register or you will not have a vote.

    If you have not received a poll card by 28 March, you may not be registered. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register or contact our Elections Team on 01653 600666.

    For people who are registered to vote, but who will not be able to attend a polling station on 4 May, deadlines are also approaching for the submission of postal vote and proxy vote applications. People have until 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April to apply for a postal vote and until 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 for a proxy vote.

    Anyone who wants to stand as a candidate in the 4 May election must submit their nomination by 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2017. Please contact us for more information.

     

  • Parish Council Election

    The District of Ryedale is divided into 121 Parishes of which 91 Parishes are large enough to have their own Parish Councillors. The remaining Parishes hold regular Parish Meetings.

    Every Parish must have an annual Parish Meeting, which all Local Government electors for the Parish are entitled to attend. Elections for Parish/Town Council Elections are held at the same time as District Elections and Parish/Town Councillors are elected for a term of four years.

    For guidance from the Electoral Commission for Candidates and Agents, please see here.

     

     

     

  • Publication of the Statement of Persons Nominated for the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

    The Statement of Persons Nominated and the Notice of Election Agents for the Election of Police and Crime Commissioner for the North Yorkshire Police Area on Thursday 5 May 2016 has now been published and is available to view below.

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  • Ryedale District Council Election

    The Ryedale District consists of 20 District Wards

    1 x 3 Member ward,

    8 x 2 Member wards and

    11 x 1 Member wards.

    There are 30 democratically elected Councillors on Ryedale District Council who represent the diverse and wide geographic spread of the residents of the District.

    The Local Government elections for the Ryedale District were held on Thursday, 7 May 2015, with the Derwent District Ward By-Election taking place on Thursday 17 December 2015.

    District Election Results Map - Updated December 2015 following the Derwent District Ward by-election

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    Election results by party
    Party Name

    Seats won

    Conservative 19
    Independent 5
    Liberal 4
    Liberal Democrats 2
    Green Party 0
    Labour 0
    UK Independence Party 0

     A detailed breakdown for each ward can be found here.

    Election summary for Wards
    Wards

    Elected candidates

    Elected party or parties

    Amotherby Ward Fiona Anne Farnell  Conservative
    Ampleforth Ward Jim Bailey  Conservative
    Cropton Ward John Samuel Clark Liberal
    Dales Ward Janet Frank  Conservative
    Derwent Ward Michael Joseph Thomas Cleary  Conservative
      Michael John Potter  Liberal
    Helmsley Ward Steve Arnold  Conservative
      Snowy Windress  Conservative
    Hovingham Ward Robert Wainwright Independent
    Kirkbymoorside Ward David Edward Cussons  Conservative
      Bob Gardiner  Conservative
    Malton Ward Paul John Andrews  Independent
      Lindsay Marie Burr  Independent
      Ed Jowitt    Independent
    Norton East Ward Keane Charles Duncan Conservative
      Elizabeth Lois Shields Liberal Democrats
    Norton West Ward Luke Patrick Ives Conservative
      Di Keal Liberal Democrats
    Pickering East Ward Joy Andrews Liberal
      William Ridgway Francis Hemstock Oxley Conservative
    Pickering West Ward Linda Cowling Conservative
      Tim Thornton Liberal
    Rillington Ward Brian Maud   Independent
    Ryedale South West Ward Caroline Grant Goodrick Conservative
    Sherburn Ward John Robert Raper Conservative
    Sheriff Hutton Ward Eric Hope Conservative
    Sinnington Ward Val Arnold Conservative
    Thornton Dale Ward Geoff Acomb Conservative
      Janet Elaine Sanderson Conservative
    Wolds Ward Tharik Jainu-Deen Conservative

    Please find Ward maps to view and download below.

     

     

  • UK Parliamentary (General) Election

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    Ryedale is part of the Thirsk and Malton constituency for Parliamentary elections. The last UK Parliamentary Election in the Thirsk and Malton Constituency took place on 7 May 2015.

    Elections for a Member of Parliament are held every five years. The next scheduled election will be held in 2020.

    The current MP is Kevin Hollinrake and the Constituency map is available to download at the bottom of this page.

     

    Results table for the Election of a Member of Parliament for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency 2015.

    Candidate Party Votes
    Alan Philip Avery Labour Party

    8089

    John Samuel Clark The Liberal Party Candidate 1127
    Kevin Paul Hollinrake The Conservative Party Candidate 27545 (E)
    Toby Horton UK Independence Party (UKIP) 7805
    Di Keal Liberal Democrat 4703
    Chris Newsam The Green Party 2404
    Philip James Tate Independent 692

    Total rejected votes 170

    Turnout: 69.39%

     

  • Voting information

    Information and guidance on registering to vote, proxy votes, postal votes and voting at an election.

    The Council is responsible for compiling the Register of Electors for the District of Ryedale. If you are not on the Electoral Register you will not be eligible to vote in any Election. For further information email Elections or tel. 01653 600666.

    Registering to vote

    Postal and proxy votes

    Who can vote at an election?

    How do I vote?

    How often are Elections in the District of Ryedale?

    Absent Voting Applications

    Previous election results

    Registering to Vote

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    The registration system changed in June 2014. The system is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ and everyone is responsible for registering themselves to vote.

    If you have moved house recently and haven't re-registered, you can now register online at GOV.UK.

    More information on IER is available at GOV.UK.

    Why Register?

    • if you don't register, you can't vote!
    • by law, you must register to vote or you could be fined up to £80
    • if you are not on the register you may find it harder to get a loan, mortgage, finance agreement, or even a mobile phone contract as the register is used by credit reference agencies
    • it gives you a say on who runs the country, who sits on your County, District and Parish Councils, and who represents you in Europe. 

    Who can register?

    You can register to vote if you are:

    • 16 or older (although you can't vote until you're 18)
    • a British citizen; or
    • an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union citizen living in the UK

    If you are student living away from home, you can register at both your home and university term time address. Registering to vote at your term time address means you can choose where you vote.

    You can still register to vote if you have no fixed address. You will need something called a 'declaration of local connection' to show that you are connected to and spend time at a particular place. Please contact Elections for more information.

    How to register 

    Use the government online service to register to vote, or update your name or address. It takes less than 5 minutes and saves the Council money on printing and postage.

    You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth. Your National Insurance number can be found on your National Insurance card or letter, or on official paper work such as payslips or letters about tax or benefits. If you cannot find your National Insurance number, visit GOV.UK.

    If you are unable to complete the application online, contact us on 01653 600666 for a paper form.

    Everyone is responsible for registering themselves to vote and the only way to do it is by either going online or by completing a paper form. You will not be registered to vote by any other contact you have with the Council, such as Council Tax or Housing Benefit, as Electoral Registration is a completely separate process.

    When we receive your application, we have to check your identity against Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and other records, so applying does not mean that you will be automatically registered. Once your details have been checked by the DWP, you will receive a letter from us either confirming that you are registered, or asking you for more information.

    The electoral register is only updated at certain times of the year - generally the first of every month, apart from in October and November. There are strict deadlines which mean that you can only be added to the register if we receive your application on time and we have all the information we need to process it.

    If you have any queries or for further information, please email Elections or tel. 01653 600666.

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    Postal and Proxy votes - absent voting applications

    Postal voting is a most convenient method of voting as you do not need to go to a polling station to vote. All you need to do is mark the ballot paper for the candidate you are voting for, sign and provide your date of birth on the statement which comes with the postal vote and return it to the Returning Officer at Ryedale House, Malton in the reply paid envelope. All postal vote applications need to be signed by the applicant and include the applicant's date of birth. A voter can apply up to eleven working days before an Election is held for a postal vote. To request a postal vote please fill in the form attached at the bottom of this page.

    Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you. When you apply for a proxy vote you must provide a reason. You can apply for a proxy vote if

    • you are unable to go to the polling station if you are away on holiday
    • you have a physical condition that means you cannot go to the polling station
    • your employment prevents you from voting at your polling station

    The person wishing to act as your proxy must be over the age of 18 and registered to vote.

    In order to be valid every new absent voting application must include the applicant's signature and date of birth.

    The Regulations prescribe that:

    • All applications require the date of birth to be supplied in a dd/mm/yyyy format
    • All applications must have the signature supplied.
    • Where a postal vote is to be sent to an address other than the registered address, a reason for this redirection must be given.
    • Where applicable, a reason must be given why a signature is unable to be provided and the name and address of any person who has assisted the application.

    These provisions are in addition to the existing requirements for absent vote applications, namely that:

    • They must be in writing and be dated by the applicant
    • They must include the full name of the applicant
    • They must include the registration address or for a postal proxy application, the elector's name and address and the proxy's name and address
    • They must include the address where the postal ballot paper should be sent, and if this is not the registration address, a reason for this re-direction
    • On proxy applications, they must include the reason for the application and attestation if it is for more than a single election.

    Where an applicant is unable to provide a signature, they may request that the Electoral Registration Officer waive the requirement for a signature. Any such request must include the reason(s) for it, along with the name and address of any person who has assisted them with the completion of the application.

    Existing Absent Voters:
    By law, all Electoral Registration Officers had to send a Notice after 1st January 2007, to all existing postal, proxy and postal proxy voters, requiring them to supply a specimen of their signature and their date of birth. Reminders were sent to anyone who had not replied, and if no further response was received from the elector, by law the postal/proxy voting status of that elector was cancelled with effect from 42 days after the initial Notice.

    Timescales for Making Absent Vote Applications Prior to Polling:

    The latest date for making a new application for a postal vote is 5 pm, eleven days before Polling Day.
    The latest date for making a new application for a proxy vote is 5 pm, six days before Polling Day.
    The latest date for amending an existing postal or postal proxy application is 5 pm eleven days before Polling Day.
    In the case of a medical emergency on the grounds of unforeseen physical incapacity, a proxy application can be received up until 5pm on the day of poll.

    For further information on voting please visit the Electoral Commission's website.

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    Who can Vote at an Election?

    Only people whose names appear on the Register of Electors are entitled to vote.

    To vote at Parliamentary or Local Elections (District, Parish and County Elections), a person must also:

    • Be eighteen years or older on polling day.
    • Be a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen.
    • Not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote, such as being in prison.

    European Union citizens (other than British or Irish Citizens) are only entitled to vote at Local Elections and European Parliamentary Elections. There is no entitlement to vote at UK Parliamentary (General) Elections. Overseas electors (eligible British citizens living abroad) may register and vote at Parliamentary and European Parliamentary Elections only for a period of up to 15 years after they have left the country. There is no entitlement to vote at Local Elections.

    You need to register at the address you are living at unless you are living overseas, in the Armed Forces or a Crown Servant. If you are a British citizen resident overseas, in the Armed Services or are a Crown Servant serving overseas, find out about registering to vote and voting by visiting the Electoral Commission website.

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    How do I vote?

    You will receive a poll card prior to the Election advising you of your Electoral Number, the date of the Election, the name of the polling station and how to cast your vote.

    How often are Elections held?

    There are different rules for each type of Election:

    UK Parliamentary Elections

    The maximum period allowed between UK Parliamentary Elections is five years. There is no statutory minimum period. The last UK Parliamentary Election in the Thirsk and Malton Constituency was held in May 2015.

    European Parliamentary Elections

    European Parliamentary Elections are held every five years with the last elections taking place on 22 May 2014. View the results for the Ryedale local counting area.

    Local Government Elections

    Elections for the District, Parishes and County are held every four years, normally on the first Thursday in May. The last ordinary Elections of District and Parish Councillors in Ryedale were held in May 2015.

    Ryedale District Council Elections

    Ryedale is divided into 20 Wards for the purposes of District Elections, with each Ward returning between one and three Councillors. There are 30 Councillors in total representing the District of Ryedale and all our Elections are held every four years. The last District Council Election was held on 7 May 2015.

    The District of Ryedale is divided into 121 Parishes of which 91 Parishes are large enough to have their own Parish Councillors. The remaining Parishes hold regular Parish Meetings. Every Parish must have an annual Parish Meeting, which all Local Government electors for the Parish are entitled to attend. Elections for Parish/Town Council Elections are held at the same time as District Elections and Parish/Town Councillors are elected for a term of four years.

    County Council Elections

    The District of Ryedale is divided into six County Divisions, each returning one elected Councillor to North Yorkshire County Council. The six Divisions are Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton; Kirkbymoorside; Malton; Norton; Thornton Dale and the Wolds; Pickering. North Yorkshire County Council Elections are every four years and are normally held on the first Thursday in May. The last County Council Election was on 2 May 2013.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

    The Police and Crime Commissioner elections took place across Yorkshire in May 2016 .

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    If you have any queries or for further information, please email Elections or tel. 01653 600666.

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