We will be holding elections on Thursday 2 May 2019 to elect councillors for all borough and town/parish seats. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
The count for the borough council elections will take place on Friday 3 May. The count for the town/parish elections will take place on Saturday 4 May.
Countdown to elections
Read our Elections Newsletter
Stand as a councillor
Find out more about standing as a councillor.
Deadline for registration
The last date to register, in time to vote in these elections, is 12 April 2019.
Deadline to apply for a postal vote
The deadline to apply to receive your ballot papers by post is 5pm 15 April 2019. Please download and print an application form to apply.
We will send out postal ballot papers will be in stages, which we will publish once we finalise the dates.
Deadline to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf (proxy voting)
The deadline to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf is 5pm 24 April. Please download and print an application form to apply.
Please note, anyone who is appointed to vote on someone else's behalf must attend the normal polling station for the person for whom they are voting, unless they apply to vote by proxy by post before the postal application deadline on 15 April 2019.
Postal ballot papers that have been lost, spoilt or have not arrived
We can re-issue postal ballot papers that have been lost, spoilt, or have not arrived, from 26 April 2019.
We are not allowed to re-issue postal ballot papers before this date by law.
Emergency proxy voting
If you have been taken ill, or called away on business, after 5pm 24 April 2019, you may be eligible to appoint someone else to vote on your behalf, on an emergency basis. You must contact the elections team to organise this.
Please contact the Electoral Services Team, email: email@example.com or tel: 01483 523116.
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