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2019 local borough elections and casual vacancies

2 May 2019

Elections are being held in 15 of the 16 borough wards. They are scheduled to take place on 2 May 2019.

pdf icon Notice of election 2019 [34kb]

pdf icon Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations [186kb]

pdf icon Notice of election agents' names and offices [7Mb]

Elections will be in these wards:

There will be no election in Mapledurham ward in 2019.

Register to vote

The deadline to register to vote for the 2 May 2019 local election is midnight on 12 April 2019. You can still register online for future elections, but after this date you will not be able to vote in the election on 2 May 2019. Alternatively, you could ask for an application form to be sent to you by contacting Electoral Services on 0118 937 3717 or elections@reading.gov.uk.

Further information can be found on Your Vote Matters website.

Poll cards

Poll cards are due to be despatched in two batches, one in late March the other in late April. 

You don't need your poll card to vote.

If you don't have a poll card, you can go to the polling station and give them your name and address. You don't need any other form of ID.

If you haven't received a polling card but think you should have, please contact us to check your registration on 0118 937 3717 or elections@reading.gov.uk.

Polling stations

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm

(Polling station finder by https://democracyclub.org.uk/ )

Postal votes

Last date for postal/proxy applications (and for changes to existing postal, postal proxy and proxy votes) is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.

Please note, if you have a postal vote in place by 19 March 2019, your postal pack will be sent to you on or around 16 April 2019. Postal votes applied for after 19 March (and before the deadline) will be sent on or around 19 April. 

The packs will be sent using first class postage, but there is no guarantee that they will be delivered the day after they have been posted. Therefore, if you are going to be away and the postal papers are due to be sent to your home address you may need to consider changing that arrangement to be on the safe side.

The postal packs are made up and sent by our printing company, not from our office.

Proxy votes

If you are unable to get to a polling station on the election date, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf. Your proxy will have to go to your polling station unless they apply for a proxy postal vote (before deadline of 5pm on 15 April 2019).

You'll need to complete and return your proxy application by 5pm on 24 April 2019. Forms can be requested by contacting Electoral Services on  0118 937 3717 or elections@reading.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can download the form from the Your Vote Matters website.

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