Timetable for local elections on 2 May

Find all the key dates for the district and parish elections that will be taking place on 2 May 2019.

This timetable covers the following polls taking place on 2 May 2019:

  • local government principal area elections (i.e. Uttlesford district elections)
  • parish council elections

The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable are Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.
 

Postal and proxy voting

Information for voters - how to apply for a postal or proxy vote

• Use the postal or proxy voting forms available on our Postal and Proxy voting page
• Email elections@uttlesford.gov.uk and ask for a postal or proxy vote application form to be sent, but make sure you state your full name and your address
• You can also telephone us on 01799 510510 to get one
• You can also write to us at the following address:
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER

To enable your application to be completed in time for the district and parish elections on 2 May 2019, your completed application form must be returned to Electoral Services by no later than:

Postal votes - 5.00 pm Monday, 15 April 2019

Proxy votes - 5.00 pm Wednesday, 24 April 2019

When will my postal vote pack be sent out? 

Will you be away when your postal vote pack arrives?  These are the dates when postal votes are being sent out:

If your application is returned to us in time to include you on the postal voting list by 22 March, please note your postal ballot packs will be posted to you by 1st class mail on or about 12 April.

If your application is returned to us after 22 March, please note your postal ballot packs will be sent out by 1st class mail on or about 23 April.

The postal ballot packs should arrive a day or so after posting, so please bear in mind these anticipated dates if you will be away from home.


 

Event

Election

Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight)

Date

Publication of notice of election

Parish and District

Not later than 25 days

Friday 22 March

Closing date for delivery of nomination papers

 Parish and District

From the date stated on the notice of election up to 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election

4pm on Wednesday 3 April

Delivery of nomination papers

District and Parish Election

From the day after the publication of notice of election until 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election (10am to 4pm)

Between 10am and 4pm on any from working day from Friday 22 March to  4pm on Wednesday 3 April

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

All

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Wednesday 3 April

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent

District Election only

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Wednesday 3 April

Making objections to nomination papers

Combined authority mayoral

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

 

Between 10am and 12noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations


Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Between 10am and 12 noon on Wednesday 3 April objections can be made to all delivered nominations

 

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Wednesday 3 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Tuesday 2 April

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

All

19 days

 

Wednesday 3 April

Publication of statement of persons nominated

All

Not later than 18 days (4pm)

Not later than 4pm on Thursday 4 April

Deadline for receiving applications for registration to vote

All

12 days

Friday 12 April

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

All

11 days (5pm)

5pm on Monday 15 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

All

6 days (5pm)

5pm on Wednesday 24 April

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

All

Between 18 days and 6 days

Between Thursday 4 April and Wednesday 24 April (inclusive)

Publication of notice of poll

All

Not later than 6 days

Wednesday 24 April

Publication of final election notice of alteration

All

5 days

Thursday 25 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

All

5 days

Thursday 25 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agents

All

5 days

Thursday 25 April

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes

All

4 days

Friday 26 April

Polling day

 

All

(7am to 10pm)

Thursday 2 May

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

All

(5pm)

5pm on Thursday 2 May

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

All

(5pm)

5pm on Thursday 2 May

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

All

(9pm)

9pm on Thursday 2 May

Delivery of return as to election expenses (parish council elections only)

Parish council

Not later than 28 calendar days after the date of the election

Thursday 30 May

Delivery of return as to election expenses

All, excluding parish council

Not later than 35 calendar days after the date the election result is declared

If result is declared on Thursday 2 May: Thursday 6 June

 

If result is declared on Friday 3 May: Friday 7 June

Sending postal vote identifier rejection notices

All

Within 3 calendar months beginning with the date of the poll

By Friday 2 August