Elections 2 May 2019 – Candidates and Agents

Elections for all Test Valley Borough Council Wards and all Parishes within the Test Valley area are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Following the recent Ward Boundary Review that was carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission, the elections held in May 2019 will be for the 20 new Test Valley Borough Council wards: 

Ampfield & Braishfield Bourne Valley
Andover Downlands Charlton & the Pentons
Andover Harroway Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams
Andover Millway Harewood
Andover Romans Mid Test
Andover St Mary’s North Baddesley
Andover Winton Romsey Abbey
Anna Romsey Cupernham
Bellinger Romsey Tadburn
Blackwater Valley Park

If you are interested in standing for election to Test Valley Borough Council, further information about becoming a councillor can be found here. The Electoral Commission's Guidance for Candidates and Agents will also provide you with further advice on the processes you will need to follow to stand for election.

If you are interested in standing for election for a Parish or Town Council within the Test Valley area, more information about what is required from councillors in terms of expectation and committment can be obtained directly from the Parish Clerk.  The contact details for all our parish and town councils can be found here.  The Electoral Commission's Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Parish and Community Council elections will also provide you with further advice on the processes you will need to follow to stand for election.

As with national elections, you and your campaigners should also have regard to the Electoral Commission's Code of Conduct for Campaigners, which outlines what is, and what is not, acceptable behaviour at polling stations and in the community during the lead up to polling day.

If you are planning to be a Candidate or Agent in these elections, please contact us as soon as possible on elecreg@testvalley.gov.uk, providing your full name, contact telephone number and contact email address.  Alternatively, we can be contacted on 01264 368021.  This information will be added to our distribution list so, as relevant information becomes available, it can be sent to you.  If you do not already have an email address, you are advised to set one up if possible.  The timetable is tight and, if you are relying on information coming to you in the post, you may miss a critical deadline.

A briefing for candidates and agents to cover the processes and requirement for nomination, as well as arrangements for polling day and the count, will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 5.30pm at Stockbridge Town Hall.  This briefing is open to anyone who is considering standing for election and/or their agents.

The timetable for these elections, including statutory deadlines, is as follows:

Publication of Notice of Election Friday 22 March 2019
Deadline for receipt of nominations

4:00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019

Deadline for withdrawal of Candidate 4:00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Deadline for appointment of Election Agents 4:00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Election Agents Wednesday 3 April 2019
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated 4:00pm Thursday 4 April 2019
Last date to register to vote Friday 12 April 2019
Deadline for receipt of postal vote applications 5:00pm Monday 15 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Poll Wednesday 24 April 2019
Deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications 5:00pm Wednesday 24 April 2019
Deadline for appointment of Poll and Count Agents Thursday 25 April 2019
First date that replacement lost postal ballot papers can be issued Friday 26 April 2019
Deadline for receipt of Emergency proxy vote applications 5.00pm Thursday 2 May 2019
DAY OF POLL Thursday 2 May 2019 
Return of Election Expenses (Borough) Friday 7 June 2019
Return of Election Expenses (Parish) Thursday 31 May 2019