District and Parish elections 2 May 2019

District and Parish elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Votes for the District elections will be counted on Thursday 2 May and votes for the parish elections will be counted on Friday 3 May. 

Which wards have elections?

The District elections are held every three years out of four, which means that each year 14 out of the 42 councillors currently serving on the Council are up for re-election. If they are elected they serve a four year term in office. In the fourth year the County Council elections are held. Parish elections are held every four years. This year the following district wards have elections.

  • Bletchingley & Nutfield
  • Burstow, Horne & Outwood
  • Chaldon
  • Dormansland & Felcourt
  • Felbridge
  • Godstone
  • Limpsfield
  • Lingfield & Crowhurst
  • Oxted North & Tandridge
  • Oxted South
  • Portley
  • Tatsfield & Titsey 
  • Valley
  • Warlingham, Chelsham & Farleigh

The following parishes have contested elections.

  • Limpsfield
  • Oxted North
  • Oxted South
  • Tatsfield
  • Warlingham East (by-election)

To find out where your polling station is, check your poll card or visit wheredoivote.co.uk.

Statement of persons nominated

Register to vote by 12 April

Anyone who wants to be able to vote and have their say on 2 May must be registered to vote by 12 April. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register.

Postal votes

Applications to apply for a postal vote must be received by 5pm on 15 April.

Residents who have already applied to vote by post will receive their postal vote after 10 April.

Proxy votes

Applications to apply to vote by proxy must be received by 24 April.

Easy read guide to voting 

In partnership with Mencap, the Electoral Commission has developed an easy read guide to voting in the local elections, for people with a learning disability. The guide includes information about registering to vote, voting by post or proxy, and what support people can have if they vote at a polling station.

Timetable

Publish Notice of Election
District Notice of Election
Parish Notice of Election

Friday 22 March 2019
Delivery of nomination papers
Withdrawal of candidature
Notification of Appointment of Election Agents
Wednesday 3 April 2019 4pm
Publish first notice of alteration Wednesday 3 April 2019

Publish Statement of Persons Nominated

Thursday 4 April 2019 4pm
Deadline for applications to be included in the register of electors to be used for the election Friday 12 April 2019
Deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing absent vote details (e.g cancellation or redirection of ballot papers) Monday 15 April 2019 5pm
Deadline for new application to vote by proxy Wednesday 24 April 2019 5pm
Publish Notice of Poll Wednesday 24 April 2019
Publish final notice of alteration Thursday 25 April 2019
Deadline for Appointment of Counting Agents and Polling Agents Thursday 25 April 2019
First day to request replacement postal votes Friday 26 April 2019
Deadline to issue replacement spoilt or lost postal ballot papers Thursday 2 May 2019 5pm
Polling Day Thursday 2 May 2019 7am-10pm
Return of Election Expense forms
(If declaration before midnight)
Thursday 6 June 2019

Elections counts

The District Council Elections count takes place on Thursday 2 May from 10pm at de Stafford Sports Centre, Burntwood Lane, Caterham CR3 5YX.

The Parish elections count takes place on Friday 3 May from 10am at Oxted Community Hall, Church Lane, Oxted RH8 9NB.