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2018 Local Borough Elections and Casual Vacancies

Local Borough Elections

Elections are being held in 15 of the 16 Borough wards, scheduled to take place on 3 May 2018. These will be combined with casual vacancies.

pdf icon Notice of Election [26kb]

pdf icon Statement of persons nominated and notice of poll and situation of polling stations [278kb]

pdf icon Notice of appointment of election agents [94kb]

Please see the Wards listed under:-

Church (plus pdf icon casual vacancy [10kb])
Katesgrove (plus pdf icon casual vacancy [10kb])
Kentwood (plus pdf icon casual vacancy [15kb])

There will be no Election in Mapledurham Ward in 2018.

pdf icon Poster of current Councillors [825kb]

Register to vote

The deadline to register to vote for the Local Borough Election which is being held on 3 May 2018 is midnight Tuesday 17 April. The easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. 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.

pdf icon Electoral Commission registration poster [2Mb]

Poll cards

Poll cards will be sent out to all eligible electors on or around 28 March 2018 and the second despatch of poll cards will be delivered on or around 25 April 2018.

You don't need your poll card to vote.

If you don't have your 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.

Postal votes

The deadline for new postal vote applications and changes to existing postal votes is 5pm Wednesday 18 April. Postal votes will be sent out on or around 19 April and a second batch is being sent on or around 24 April 2018.

Please note if you have a postal vote in place by 20 March, your postal pack will be sent to you on or around 19 April.  If you apply for a postal vote after 20 March but before 5pm on 18 April your postal pack will be sent to you on or around 24 April 2018.

pdf icon Your vote is yours alone [3Mb]

Proxy votes

Voting by proxy means getting someone to vote on your behalf, for example because you'll be on holiday, working, or living/serving overseas on election day. You'll need to complete and return your proxy application by 5pm on 25 April 2018. Forms can be requested by contacting Electoral Services on 0118 937 3717 or elections@reading.gov.uk. Alternatively you can download the form from Your Vote Matters website.

Polling stations

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

(via Democracy Club)




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