Information for candidates and election agents

Local Elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019 for:


If you are standing for election

It's too late to nominate candidates for the elections on on Thursday 2 May.  If you have been nominated or you represent somebody who has, you should read the following guidance and advice from The Electoral Commission:

To find out what is required from parish councillors, in terms of expectation and commitment, please contact the parish clerk - contact details can be found on our town and parish council pages.


Briefings for candidates and agents

The first of our two briefing sessions for candidates and agents covering the processes and requirements for nomination and the revised district ward and parish boundaries was held on Thursday 14 March. A copy of the presentation slides is available here (989.9 KB) PDF .

The next briefing, which will cover arrangements for polling day and the count will be held on Wednesday 17 April at 7pm in the Willow Room at Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE Cornerstone This link will take you to an external website... . This session is open to candidates and agents. To confirm your attendance at this session please email our Elections team This link will take you to an external website... .


Timetable for the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019

Friday 12 April

  • Last date for voter registration

5pm on Monday 15 April

  • Deadline for postal vote applications

Wednesday 24 April

  • Publication of Notice of Poll
  • Deadline for proxy vote applications (5pm)

Thursday 2 May

  • Polls open - 7am to 10pm
  • Verification and district count - from 10pm

Friday 3 May

  • Parish count

The timetable is tight and, if you are relying on information coming to you in the post, you may miss a critical deadline.

Information will be added to our distribution list, so we will send it to you as soon as it becomes available.  If you do not already have an email address, you are advised to set one up. 

Last reviewed: 15 - 04 - 2019

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