Local Elections 2019
The Newark and Sherwood District Council and Parish Elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. Polling cards will be sent to registered voters.
You can only vote if your name is on the Register of Electors.
The Register of Electors
The current register was last published on 1 December 2018. If you are not registered to vote, have moved address, changed your name or nationality, you can apply to register online . Your application must be received by Friday 12 April 2019 to register for these elections. If you cannot register online, please contact us. If you are already registered correctly, you do not need to register again for these elections.
Postal and Proxy Voting
If you would like to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal vote application form (PDF File, 235kb). Your application must be received before 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019 if it is to be effective for these elections. If you are granted a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at these elections. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. If you cannot print this form please contact us.
Postal ballot papers should be delivered by the following dates: -
- Thursday 18 April 2019 if we receive the completed application by noon on Friday 5 April 2019.
- Wednesday 24 April 2019 if we receive the completed application between noon on Friday 5 April 2019 and by 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
If you are away around these dates, we may be able to send your postal vote to a different address. You should contact us to see if this is possible. Alternatively, you could appoint a proxy who could vote on your behalf.
If you would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, you will need to complete a proxy vote application form (PDF File, 113kb). Your application must be received before 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019 if it is to be effective for these elections. If you have appointed a proxy to vote in person for you, you can still vote yourself, but ONLY if your proxy has not already voted on your behalf. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. If you cannot print this form please contact us.
For more information on absent voting, please visit our postal and proxy voting page.
Appointing an emergency proxy
If you have become unable to vote in person since the deadline to apply to appoint a proxy on proxy deadline date because of either Illness (PDF File, 75kb)or due to Employment (PDF File, 67kb), you can apply for an emergency proxy. Your application must be received by 5pm on polling day if it is to be effective for this election. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. If you cannot print this form please contact us.
Notice of Election
The Notice of Election publicises the elections and gives the date in which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper and consent to nomination.
Newark & Sherwood District Council Notice of Election
Parish/Town Council Notice of Election
If you intend to stand as a candidate you must complete a nomination paper, consent to nomination and any other relevant forms contained in the Candidates Nomination Pack. These should be submitted by 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.
Newark & Sherwood District Council Candidates Nomination Pack
Parish/Town Council Candidates Nomination Pack
A prospective candidate may request a prepared nomination paper for signature. If so, please contact the Elections Office on 01636 655222/655243 or by email at email@example.com
A guide for candidates and election agents is available to download from the Electoral Commission’s website.
A briefing session will be held for all prospective candidates and election agents in the Civic Suite, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY at 4pm on Monday 4 March 2019. It is recommended that you should attend and if so, please contact the Elections Office for further details and to confirm your attendance.
Statement of Persons Nominated
The Statement of Persons Nominated will be published, no later than 4pm Thursday 4 April 2019.
Notice of Election Agents
The Notice of Election Agents will be published as soon as possible following the close of nominations.
If any electoral area is uncontested due to insufficient nominations, this will be displayed as a Result of Uncontested.
Counting of the votes
Firstly, the ballot boxes will be verified to ensure that the number of ballot papers in each box is the number that has been issued. Postal ballot papers that are to be included in the count will also be verified. Once all votes are verified, the ballot papers will be sorted and counted for each candidate.
The verification of the ballot boxes will take place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4DH following the close of poll on Thursday 2 May 2019.
The counting of the votes will take place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4DH, commencing at 10am on Friday 3 May 2019.
The Declaration of Result of Poll will be published as soon as possible following the count.