Elections 2 May 2019

Elmbridge Borough Council and Claygate Parish Council elections on Thursday 2 May 2019

Elmbridge Borough Council has a total of 48 councillors, 16 of which are being elected on 2 May.  One councillor will be elected in each ward. Voters in the Claygate Parish will also have the chance to elect 10 parish councillors. 

Mencap easy read guide to voting in the local elections.

Key dates and official notices for 2 May elections

(official notices will be uploaded once key date has been reached)

Official notices and deadlines

Date and time 

 Nomination papers available  Monday 4 March

Notice of election - Elmbridge Borough Council     
Notice of election - Claygate Parish   

Friday 22 March
 Delivery of nomination papers   Between 9am on Monday 25 March and 4pm on Wednesday 3 April

Statement of persons nominated - Elmbridge Borough Council 
Election agent notice - Elmbridge Borough Council
Statement of persons nominated - Claygate Parish                    
Notice of uncontested election - Claygate Parish Council

By 4pm on Thursday 4 April
 Registration deadline   Midnight on Friday 12 April
 Postal voting deadline   5pm on Monday 15 April
 Proxy voting deadline   5pm on Wednesday 24 April
 Notice of poll By Wednesday 24 April
 First day to replace lost postal votes   Friday 26 April
 Polling day   7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May
 Counting of votes  From 9.30am on Friday 3 May

Candidates and agents

How to stand as a candidate

Information about the candidates

Candidate names and parties will be published on the table above. We do not publish candidate campaigns, however, candidates and/or political parties may publish their own literature.

Register to vote

The deadline to register to vote has now passed. To vote on 2 May you must be registered to vote.  If you are unsure whether you are registered contact Electoral Services.

Every registered voter will be sent a poll card in late March with information about the election including your polling station. If you have not received a poll card, or you have recently moved, you may not be registered to vote.

Who can vote

To vote at these elections, you must be aged 18 or over on election day and be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or European Union citizen. Your name must appear on the Register of Electors before you can vote.   

Different ways to vote

There are three ways to vote. You can vote by post, by using a proxy voter or in person at a polling station.

Voting by post

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes has now passed.  You can still apply to vote by proxy before 5pm on 24 April.

More information about postal voting.

Voting by proxy

If you cannot go to the polling station you can apply to vote by proxy before 5pm on 24 April. This means appointing someone else to vote on your behalf at your polling station. 

More information about proxy voting, including an application form. 

Voting in person at a polling station

If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you with further information about the election, including a map of your polling station. Please check where your polling station is located as it may have changed since you last voted.

Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

Changes to polling stations for 2 May

  • The polling place for Hersham Village (South), previously located at Hersham Village Hall, has been changed.  The new polling place is at All Saints Roman Catholic Church Hall, 13 Queens Road, Hersham KT12 5LU.  This is a permanent change following a Review of Polling District and Polling Places.

  • The polling place for Oatlands and Burwood Park (East) and Weybridge St George's Hill (East), previously located The Conservatory, Whiteley Village Hall, has been changed.  The new polling place is at St Mark's Church, North Avenue, Hersham, KT12 4DW.  This is a temporary change for 2 May only because The Conservatory is unavailable on this date.

How to vote  

Always read the instructions on how to complete the ballot paper carefully, even if you have voted before. The ballot paper lists the name of each candidate along with their party name and party logo (if any).

You are able to vote for one candidate at the Elmbridge Borough Council elections. Simply put an X (a cross) next to the candidate that you wish to vote for.

More information is available at Your Vote Matters

Who is elected

Candidates are standing to seek election as a Borough Councillor for one of 16 wards in Elmbridge Borough Council.  The candidate with the most votes is elected using the first past the post system.

In Claygate Parish, candidates are standing to seek election as a Parish Councillor for Claygate Parish Council.

The term of office for elected councillors is 4 years.

Results

The local election count commences at 9.30am on Friday 3 May. The results are expected by mid-afternoon and will be publicised at Election Results.  Press and candidates may confirm details of the count venue by contacting Electoral Services directly.

Any press enquiries should be directed to communications@elmbridge.gov.uk.  

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