Election of town and parish councillors on Thursday 2 May 2019
Elections for town and parish councils in the District, where seats are being contested, will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.
About this election
Councillors are elected town and parish councils to represent their local community. All seats on town and parish in Uttlesford are up for election at the same time as the District Council - so none of the existing parish or town councillors will remain councillors unless they stand again as candidates.
Not all of the local councils will end up having an election (strictly called a poll), as this depends on whether there are more candidates for the town or parish council than there are seats on it.
If there is a poll for your parish or town council, this will be indicated on your poll card and you will be given a separate ballot paper in the polling station, or sent the parish ballot paper as well as the district one if you have a postal vote.
Where there are fewer or the same number of candidates as seats, the candidates elected are those whose names are put forward as validly nominated.
We have published a list of nominated candidates, called the Statement of Persons Nominated, on Thursday 4 April.
We have published a full timetable for the local elections on 2 May.
Who can vote
To vote in the town and parish elections you must be registered to vote and also:
- Be aged 18 or over
- Live in the district and be a British citizen, a citizen of the European Union or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen
- Not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
The deadline for all registration applications, in time for this election is midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.
If you would like to check if you are registered or require a postal or proxy vote please contact email@example.com
You can register quickly using the online registration service.
How to vote
If you are registered to vote and already on our electoral register, you do not need to register again for these elections.
Voting in person
You can go along to vote at your polling station on Thursday 2 May 2019 between 7am and 10pm.
The name and address of your polling station is will be printed on your poll card, which will be delivered to you from 26 March. You can check where your polling station is on our Polling stations and polling districts page.
If you are unable to get to your polling station on Thursday 2 May 2019, there are different options available to you in order for you to cast your vote. You could apply for a postal or by proxy vote.
Voting by post
If you are already registered to vote by post your postal ballot packs will be posted to you by 1st class mail on or about 12 April.
If you are not currently registered to vote by post you can apply to vote by post.
The deadline to apply to vote by post at these elections is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
Voting by proxy
You can appoint someone to go to the polling station and vote on your behalf.
If you are not currently registered for a proxy vote you can apply to vote by proxy.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) at these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.