Elections 2019

Information about elections to be held in May 2019

There are two elections that will be held during May 2019 - a Borough Council election on Thursday, 2 May, and a European Parliamentary election on Thursday, 23 May. Details of both can be found in this page.

Borough Council Elections

This is the first set of elections held using the new ward boundaries implemented by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Many ward names have changed and the boundaries of all wards have been altered.

Every seat on the Council will be up for election, which means three people will be elected in all wards, apart from Englefield Green East, where there are two vacancies.

Official publications

Icon for pdf Borough Notice of Election [57.11KB]

Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated [167.82KB]

Icon for pdf Notice of Election Agents [140.72KB]

Candidates

The list of candidates standing for election in each ward is available in the Icon for pdf Statement of Persons Nominated [167.82KB]. Following a change in the law, candidates can choose not to have their home address publicised. In those cases, the address will show as (Address in Runnymede).

The campaigns are managed by the election agents. Details of the agents acting for each candidate and the address at which they can be contacted are available in the Icon for pdf Notice of Election Agents [140.72KB].

Registration and voting

The deadline to register to vote for the local elections has passed.

The deadline for us to receive your application for a postal vote for the local elections has now passed. Postal votes set up on or before Tuesday 19 March were sent on 10 April. Postal votes set up later will have their postal votes sent first class on 18 April.

Applications to appoint a proxy must be received by us by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April. If you wish to cancel or amend your existing proxy arrangement, we must be told about this in writing no later than 5pm on Monday, 15 April. Any proxy appointed after 5pm on 15 April will be required to attend your polling station to vote on your behalf. Application forms can be found on the Your Vote Matters proxy vote application page..

Polling day information

Polls will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday, 2 May. You will be allowed to vote as long as you are in a queue by 10pm. Check your poll card to find where your polling station is as this may have changed from previous elections. You can also use the Where do I Vote website to check the location of your polling station.

You do not need to bring your poll card, or any ID in order to vote.

European Parliamentary Elections

Following the delay to Britain leaving the European Union, a European Parliamentary election will be held on Thursday, 23 May, 2019, unless Britain leaves the EU before. These elections are conducted by the Regional Returning Officer in Southampton with Runnymede Borough Council producing poll cards and postal votes and running the polling stations and a local count.

Official publications

Icon for pdf Notice of European Election [83.46KB]

Icon for pdf European Election Timetable [8.66KB]

Registration and voting

The deadline to register to vote for the European elections is 23:59 on Tuesday, 7 May. The quickest way to register is using the government registration website.

The deadline for us to receive your application for a postal vote at this election (or for you to cancel an existing postal vote) is 5pm on Wednesday, 8 May. Anyone who has a postal vote set up by Thursday, 18 April will receive their postal vote in the first despatch which will be sent by first class post on 9 May. Later applications will have their postal votes sent in the second despatch on 14 May. To apply, please use the form available at the government postal voting application page..

Applications to appoint a proxy must be received by us by 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May. If you wish to cancel or amend your existing proxy arrangement, we must be told about this in writing no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 8 May. Any proxy appointed after 5pm on 8 May will be required to attend your polling station to vote on your behalf. Application forms can be found on the Your Vote Matters proxy vote application page..

Polling day information

Polls will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday, 23 May. You will be allowed to vote as long as you are in a queue by 10pm. You do not need to bring your poll card, or any ID in order to vote.

Please check your poll card as some polling stations have changed. Details of the changed stations can be found in the table below.

Normal polling stationPolling station for European election
New Haw Community School, The AvenueWoodham and New Haw Day Centre, Amis Avenue, KT15 3ET
St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Free Prae RoadChertsey Hall, Heriot Road, KT16 9DT
Darley Dene Infant School, Garfield RoadAddlestone Community Centre, Garfield Road, KT15 2NJ
Heathervale Baptist Church, Heathervale RoadNew Haw Community Centre, Woodham Lane, KT15 3ND

 

E-mail: elec.services@runnymede.gov.uk

Telephone: 01932 425653

Address:

Runnymede Borough Council
Civic Centre
Station Road
Addlestone
Surrey
KT15 1ER
United Kingdom

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