Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given that:

1.  Elections are to be held for Councillors to serve on Ards and North Down Borough Council. In the event of a contest, a poll will be taken on 18 May 2023 and the hours of the poll will be from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

2.  The number of Councillors to be elected for each District Electoral Area of the Council is as follows:


District Electoral Area


Number to be elected

Ards Peninsula

Ballywalter, Carrowdore, Kircubbin, Loughries, Portaferry, Portavogie


Bangor Central

Ballygrainey, Ballyholme, Bloomfield, Broadway, Castle, Harbour


Bangor East and Donaghadee

Ballycrochan, Ballymagee, Donaghadee, Groomsport, Silverbirch, Warren


Bangor West

Bryansburn, Kilcooley, Rathgael, Rathmore, Silverstream



Ballygowan, Comber North, Comber South, Comber West, Killinchy


Holywood and Clandeboye

Clandeboye, Cultra, Helen's Bay, Holywood, Loughview



Conway Square, Cronstown, Glen, Gregstown, Movilla, Scrabo, West Winds



3.  Nomination papers may be delivered to Stephen Reid, the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO), at City Hall, The Castle, Bangor BT20 4BT between 10.00am to 4.00pm on 12 April, 13 April, 14 April, 17 April, 18 April, 19 April, 20 April, 21 April and from 10.00am to 1.00pm on 24 April. They may only be delivered by the candidate, proposer or seconder or by the election agent if the agent’s name and address have been given to the Deputy Returning Officer.

4.  Nomination papers may be downloaded from the Council website or the Electoral Office website or obtained during normal office hours from the Deputy Returning Officer by either calling at the office or by telephoning 028 9127 8034.

5.  Applications to vote by post or by proxy are available to download from the Electoral Office website  Completed applications must reach the Electoral Office for NI, 15 Church Street, Belfast BT1 1ER by 5.00pm on 26 April 2023 except where the application is made on the grounds of unforeseen illness. Any such application must reach the Absent Voting Unit by 5.00pm on 10 May 2023.


Deputy Returning Officer

Address: City Hall, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT

Dated: 11 April, 2023

Every person having a claim against the Deputy Returning Officer for any debt incurred by or on behalf of the Deputy Returning Officer for the purposes of an election shall, within forty two days after the day on which public notice is given of the result of the election, send to the Deputy Returning Officer detailed particulars in writing of such claim and the Deputy Returning Officer shall not be liable in respect of anything which is not duly stated in such particulars.