LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2003 BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 NOTICE OF BALLOT PROPOSED RENEWAL OF ULVERSTON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTNotice ID: BRA1771171
c) be signed by the applicant; and
d) contain a statement by the applicant that the proxy so named has been consulted and is capable and willing to be appointed.
A proxy appointment may be cancelled by notifying CES at the above address no later than 5pm on Saturday 17 October 2020.
Lost Ballot Papers
If a ballot paper has not been received by Friday 16 October 2020 you may apply to CES for a replacement paper in writing by supplying ONE of the following:
a) A letter in hard copy form along with the appropriate 'evidence of identity'; or
b) A scan of both the letter and the 'evidence of identity' attached to an email.
The letter should be addressed to The Independent Scrutineer, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 ONW. Alternatively, you can email bids@CESvotes.com. The letter must be signed by the Eligible Voter and evidence of the voter's identity must be provided in the form of ONE of the following:
a) A signed Letterhead for the appropriate company; or
b) A signed photocopy of the National Non-Domestic Rating Bill for the hereditament; or
c) A signed photocopy of an item of personal ID such as a Passport or Driving Licence.
Please do not send original copies of ID or Bills. Spoilt Ballot Papers
If you inadvertently spoil your ballot paper in such a manner that it cannot be conveniently used as a ballot paper, please return it to Civica Election Services (address overleaf). On receipt of the spoilt ballot paper, Civica Election Services will issue a replacement. No replacements can be issued if the spoilt ballot paper is received by Civica Election Services later than three working days before the day of the ballot.
Count of Ballot Papers
Ballot papers will be counted on Friday 23 October 2020, and the result of the ballot will be announced by 5pm.
For a BID renewal ballot to be successful there must be a majority of those voting in favour of the proposal, and those voting in favour must represent a majority of the aggregate rateable value of the hereditaments voting.
Rejected Ballot Papers
If a ballot paper is duplicated and two are returned bearing the same number or barcode both will be void and not counted. Any ballot papers that are returned unsigned, unmarked or that are void for uncertainty will also be void and not counted.
Declaring the result
The ballot result will declare:
a) the total number of valid votes cast;
b) the total aggregate rateable value of valid votes cast;
c) the total number of valid votes cast in favour of the BID;
d) the total aggregate rateable value of valid votes in favour of the BID; and
e) if applicable, the total number of ballot papers rejected.
For the BID Renewal Ballot to be successful there must be:
i. A majority in favour of the BID in the number of those voting; and
ii. A majority in favour of the BID in the proportion of rateable value of those voting.
Further details of the BID Proposal
If you require further information on the BID, please contact Justin Wales | Project Officer 07715465655 | 01229666069 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, information on the BID is available from www.ulverstonbid.org.uk
Simon McVey (Operational Lead Support Services) Returning Officer
South Lakeland District Council, Lowther Street, KENDAL, Cumbria