Borough and Parish Elections - Thursday, 2 May 2019

Election Results

These will be available on the page linked to below once the results have been declared.

Local Government (Borough) Elections will be taking place in Darlington on Thursday, 2 May 2019, when residents will be asked to elect a new Council to represent them for the next four years. The Council consists of 50 elected Councillors, who represent 20 Wards within the Borough. Councillors may represent a political party, or local political group, or stand as an independent Councillor. Parish Council Elections will also take place alongside the Local Government (Borough) Elections on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Find out more about being a Borough Councillor or a Parish Councillor.

How can I stand for election?

Nomination Packs for the forthcoming Local Government (Borough) Elections will be available following the publication of the Notice of Election on Monday, 18 March 2019. Alternatively, a 'Candidate's Guide' and a Nomination Pack are available from the Electoral Commission.

Nomination Packs will also be available for the Parish Council Elections following the publication of the Notice of Election on Monday, 18 March 2019.

A pre-Nomination Briefing for prospective candidates will be held at 5pm on Monday, 11th March 2019, where the Returning Officer and the Elections Team will be available to offer advice to those considering standing for election. The Briefing will take place in Committee Room No. 2 at the Town Hall, and anyone thinking of standing for election is welcome to attend.

Further important dates are outlined below

Pre-Nomination Briefing for prospective Candidates

Briefing Date

5:00 p.m Monday, 11th March 2019 in Committee Room No. 2 at the Town Hall

Notice of Election

(Nomination Packs will be available once the Notice of Election has been published)

Publication Date

Monday, 18th March 2019 

Delivery of Poll Cards

Monday, 18th March 2019

Deadline for receipt of Nominations

4:00 p.m Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Deadline for Withdrawal of Candidate

4:00 p.m Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Deadline for Appointment of Election Agents

Deadline Date

4:00 p.m Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Statement of Persons Nominated

Publication Date

by 4:00 p.m Thursday, 4th April 2019

Candidates and Agents (Local Borough Elections 2019) Briefing

Briefing Date

5:00 p.m Monday 8th April 2019 in Committee Room No. 2 at the Town Hall

Last Date for Registration

Midnight, Friday 12th April 2019

First issue of Postal Vote Packs

(for those Postal Vote Applications received by 5pm, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019)

Issue Date

Monday 15th April 2019

Deadline for receipt of Postal Vote Applications

5:00 p.m Monday, 15th April 2019

Second issue of Postal Vote Packs

(for those Postal Vote Applications received between 3rd and 15th April 2019)

Issue Date

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Notice of Poll

Publication Date

Before Wednesday 24th April 2019

Deadline for receipt of Proxy Vote Applications

5:00 p.m. Wednesday 24th April 2019

Appointment of Poll and Count Agents

Deadline Date

Thursday 25th April 2019

First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot Papers

Friday 26th April 2019

Day of Poll

Poll Hours

7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m Thursday 2nd May 2019

Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers

Deadline 

5:00 p.m Thursday 2nd May 2019

Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications

Deadline Date

5:00 p.m Thursday 2nd May 2019

Verification and Count

(Sports Hall, Dolphin Centre, Darlington – admission to the Count by ticket only)

Date

10.00 am Friday 3 May 2019

Return of Election Expenses

Deadline Date

Thursday 6th June 2019