Get ready to vote!
Local elections are held every four years to elect borough councillors to represent the 13 wards in Epsom & Ewell. The next elections will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019.
To vote at these elections you need be registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote at this election is 12 April 2019.
There is no need to re-register if you have voted previously or have completed the Electoral Register form we send around in the autumn. If you know that you are not registered because you have moved home recently, then you can register online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you would like to check if you are registered then you can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are already registered then you will receive a poll card giving information about polling hours and the address of your polling station soon after 27 March. If you registered to vote after 8 March then your poll card will be sent out around 25 April.
If you are considering representing your community as a prospective candidate in the election you need to let us know by 4pm on 3 April. Further details about standing as a councillor can be found on the Electoral Commission website.
Other dates to be aware of:
We will publish details on who is standing in the local elections in each ward at the end of the working day on Thursday 4 April – this information will be available on our website at that time. Please be aware the council is unable to publicise individual manifestos - that is the responsibility of the candidate.
If you are not able to vote in person on 2 May you can either have a postal vote or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.
You will need to complete a simple a simple form to vote by post or proxy details and the forms can be downloaded from our website.
- The deadline for postal vote applications is by no later than 5pm, Monday, 15 April.
- The deadline to appoint a proxy is by no later than 5pm, Wednesday, 24 April.
Postal votes will be sent out by 1st class post around 17 April and we expect them to arrive by 22 April.
If after 5pm on 24 April you become unwell, or for work reasons cannot vote in person, the deadline to appoint an emergency proxy is 5pm, Thursday, 2 May. Please contact the elections team on 01372 732000 for more information on how to arrange an emergency proxy.
The election will take place on Thursday 2 May, with polling stations open from 7am to 10pm.
The count will take place on Friday 3 May and the results will be published on our website by the end of the day.