Count­down to the elec­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Commissioner Election -

The elec­tion will take place on Thurs­day, May 5. Nom­i­na­tions close on April 7 and will be pub­lished by April 8.

The count is ex­pected to take place on Fri­day, May 6, in Dover, as it did in 2012.

All can­di­dates must pay a £5,000 de­posit. The re­sult is de­cided un­der a sup­ple­men­tary vote sys­tem. Where there are more than two can­di­dates, vot­ers can opt for a first and se­cond choice.

If a can­di­date ob­tains more than 50% of first choice votes, they will win.

If no one ob­tains more than 50%, all can­di­dates ex­cept for those in first and se­cond place are elim­i­nated.

Any se­cond pref­er­ence votes are then added to their first pref­er­ence votes. The can­di­date with the most votes is elected.

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