Information for candidates and election agents

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


If you are interested in standing for election

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

We are holding two briefing sessions for candidates and agents to cover the processes and requirements for nomination, the revised district ward and parish boundaries, and the arrangements for polling day and the count.

We will circulate the slides following the briefings for those unable to attend.


Timetable for the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019

Tuesday 26 March 2019

  • Publication of Notice of Election
  • Poll cards issued

Wednesday 3 April - 4pm 

  • Deadline for Receipt of Nominations
  • Deadline for withdrawl of candidates
  • Deadline for appointment of Election Agents
  • Publication of Notice of Election Agents

Thursday 4 April - 4pm

  • Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated

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 Mary

  • 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: 22 - 02 - 2019

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