Voters will be going to the polls on Thursday, 6 December to elect a new Cornwall Councillor for the Gwinear, Gwithian and St Erth electoral division.
The by election has been caused by the sad death of Ray Tovey.
The Notice of Election is due to be published on Thursday, 1 November and nomination papers must be delivered to the Deputy Returning Officer, Elections Office, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne TR14 8SX (phone 01209 614298) by 12 noon on Friday, 9 November 2012.
Nomination packs can be obtained from the Deputy Returning Officer during normal office hours. A list of candidates standing for election will be published by Tuesday, 13 November 2012.
Members of the public who are not currently registered have until midnight on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 to register to vote in the by election.
Electors who are unable to vote in person on polling day have until 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 to apply to vote by post and until 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 to apply to vote by proxy.