Current and upcoming elections

This page includes information about any elections or referendums currently scheduled to take place in South Oxfordshire. 

Local Elections - Thursday 2 May 2019

To find out about these elections please click on the links below:

European Parliamentary Elections

European parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019, unless the UK leaves the European Union before that date.  Please see our European Parliamentary elections page for more information. 


By-elections can occur in any district, ward or parish if a serving councillor resigns, dies or is disqualified, thereby creating a 'casual vacancy'.

When a casual vacancy arises, the relevant council must publish a "Notice of Vacancy". If a request to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the returning officer, and it fulfils the criteria below, a by-election will be held.

  • For a district council vacancy a request for an election must have the signatures of two electors registered within the District.
  • For a parish or town council vacancy a request for an election must have the signatures of ten electors registered within the parish, to be received before the deadline stated in the Notice of Vacancy.

The candidate elected at the by-election will then serve the remainder of the term in office until the next election. 

The returning officer for South Oxfordshire District Council is Margaret Reed (see details in contact section of this page).

Current Vacancies 

The vacancies below occurred within six months of the full district council elections on Thursday 2 May 2019, therefore these positions will remain vacant until that election.

Last reviewed: 15 - 04 - 2019

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