About Local Elections May 2019
How to stand as a candidate
Read about candidates and agents for district elections on the Electoral Commission website standing for election, including guidance and nomination resources, campaigning, accepting donations, spending money, your rights as a candidate, including access to election proceedings and reporting after the election.
Key dates for this election
You can submit nomination papers to the Returning Officer, at the address below, on any day after the publication of the Notice of Election and until the deadline date. We cannot accept nomination papers before we publish the Notice of Election. We will publish the Notice of Election on 20 March 2019.
Return of nominations papers
Nominations are now closed.
Registering to vote
Read information on registering to vote. We must receive all applications to vote in the district and parish election by the deadline, 12 April 2019.
Read information about where to vote in person. Details of the polling station you need attend to vote will be on the polling card.
New postal and postal proxy voting applications
Apply for a postal vote before the deadline of 5pm Monday 15 April 2019. Anyone who wants to vote by post, or proxy voters wanting to vote by post, must have applications returned to the Elections office by this deadline. Anyone wanting to change the details of their existing postal or proxy vote must also have that information with the Elections office by this deadline.
We will send ballot papers for existing postal voters and applications received before the 2 April 2019 from Monday 15 April 2019. We will send any applications received after the 2 April 2019, up to the deadline of 15 April 2019, on 17 April 2019.
New proxy voting applications
Apply for a proxy vote before the deadline of 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2019. Anyone who wants to vote by proxy must return their application to the Elections office by the deadline above.
Lost postal vote packs
The earliest date for requesting a replacement postal vote is Friday 26 April 2019. Anyone who did not receive their postal vote can request a replacement from this date by contacting the Elections office on the details below.
Emergency proxy applications
The deadline for emergency proxy applications is 5pm Thursday 2 May 2019. Anyone who has a work-related or medical-related emergency after the deadline for proxy applications has passed, can apply for an emergency proxy until this deadline.