Local Elections

Local Elections 2019

The next scheduled local elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. There will be an election for one seat in all wards, other than Bricknell and University, where no elections will take place.

To vote in these elections, you must be;

  • a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen
  • registered to vote
  • 18 years of age or over on 2 May 2019

Poll cards will be sent out on Monday 25 March to all registered electors who are eligible to vote in these elections. If you are not registered to vote, the deadline for us to receive applications in time to vote in these elections is Friday 12 April.

For information on how to register to vote

If you can't go to the polling station to vote on 2 May, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy

For information on how to vote by post

For information on how to vote by proxy

Local Election 2019 Notices

Polling station finder

We have worked with a Community Interest Company,  Democracy Club, to produce a handy polling station finder tool.  Just enter your postcode, and it will show you the location of your polling station and give you directions for driving, walking and cycling.

Polling Station Finder

Important dates

Friday 12 April Deadline to register to vote
5pm on Monday 15 April Deadline for us to receive new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to exisiting postal or proxy votes, including cancellations
5pm on Wednedsay 24 April Deadline for us to receive new proxy vote applications
Thursday 2 May Polling day


If you are an existing postal voter or we receive your application by Monday 25 March, your postal vote will be dispatched on Monday 15 April.

If you apply for a postal vote between Tuesday 26 March and 5pm on Monday 15 April, your postal vote will be dispatched on Tuesday 23 April.

For more information about standing as a local councillor, visit the Elections Candidates and Agents page.