Local Council Elections 2018

Local Council Elections will take place across England and Wales on Thursday 3 May.

 

About the elections

Local Council Elections take place every four years.

Elections will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018 to elect 54 Councillors for Richmond upon Thames representing 18 wards. Each ward is represented by three Councillors.

Media organisations must register for accreditation in advance if they would like to attend the count.

Voting

You can vote either in person, by post or by nominating a proxy.

Your application must be received by the Electoral Services Office before the statutory deadline for it to be valid for this election.

Key dates and deadlines

These deadlines are statutory and cannot be amended.

Election timetable
Event Date Action
Deadline for registration to vote Midnight on Tuesday 17 April  
1st issue of postal ballot papers (if registered before 12 noon on 6 April) Tuesday 17 April  
Deadline for receipt of new postal vote applications 5pm on Wednesday 18 April  
Deadline for receipt of changes to existing postal and proxy vote arrangements 5pm on Wednesday 18 April  
2nd issue of postal ballot papers Monday 23 April  
Deadline for receipt of new proxy vote applications 5pm on Wednesday 25 April Register to vote by proxy
First day to apply for replacement postal ballot papers (lost or spoilt) Friday 27 April  
Polling day Thursday 3 May, 7am to 10pm  
Last day to apply for replacement postal ballot papers (lost or spoilt) Thursday 3 May, 5pm  

Notices

Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Information for candidates

Information about standing as a candidate can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

View a list of meeting rooms maintained out of public funds (pdf, 43 KB) that candidates may be able to use for public meetings.

Updated: 18 April 2018