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.
Your application must be received by the Electoral Services Office before the statutory deadline for it to be valid for this election.
These deadlines are statutory and cannot be amended.
|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|
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