Cancelled - Weymouth Town Council - Wyke Regis ward - election on 19 March 2020
At 6.20pm on Wednesday 18 March, the Council received an urgent message from the Cabinet Office stating that they recognised that running a poll in these unprecedented times is likely to come with significant concerns about the wellbeing of those involved, which may be thought to be unfair to both staff and the public. The Cabinet Office have confirmed that it would be both reasonable and consistent with the national position for a Returning Officer to suspend any poll scheduled within this period, including those due to take place on Thursday 19 March.
The Returning Officer has decided that the priority must be to keep people safe and, acting in line with the national position, he has taken the decision to postpone the Wyke Regis - Weymouth Town Council by-election. We apologise to both the candidates and those hoping to vote at this by-election that this poll will not take place.