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Monday, 14 May, 2001, 13:17 GMT
Election timetable
The timetable below shows the statutory timetable as defined in legislation, beginning with the dissolution of the old parliament by royal proclamation and ending with polling day.

Note that weekends and certain public days are not counted in the cycle between Day 0 and Day 17:

Date
Day
Stage
Mon 14 May 0 Royal proclamation, issue of electoral writs
Tue 15 May 1 Reciept of writs by returning officers
Wed 16 May 2  
Thu 17 May 3 Last day for publication of notice of election
Fri 18 May 4 Earliest day for nominations
Sat 19 May    
Sun 20 May    
Mon 21 May 5  
Tue 22 May 6 Last day for nominations and appointment of election agents
Wed 23 May 7  
Thu 24 May 8  
Fri 25 May 9  
Sat 26 May    
Sun 27 May    
Mon 28 May Spring Bank Holiday  
Tue 29 May 10  
Wed 30 May 11 Last day for receipt of applications for absentee votes
Thu 31 May 12  
Fri 1 Jun 13  
Sat 2 Jun    
Sun 3 Jun    
Mon 4 Jun 14 Last day for appointment of polling and counting agents
Tue 5 Jun 15  
Wed 6 Jun 16  
Thu 7 Jun 17 Polling Day

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