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Elections & Voting

The next local goverment elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019 and will see 40 Councillors elected to serve in the Borough. 

Standing for Election

If you are a candidate or agent, you will find information, guidance and forms in the Local Council Election Guide

Candidates are required to use the Electoral Register dated 1 March 2019 for their district electoral area.  The Nomination pack includes a form that can be used to request the document and this can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. 
Electoral Register Request Form 

The register must be collected from the Deputy Returning Officer as it contains personal data.  Candidates will need to obtain a copy of the register prior to nominations in order to be able to provide the electoral numbers of subscribers on the nomination paper.

Online Vote Registration

You need to be registered to vote in our local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019. You can now register to vote online. It takes around 3 minutes and you can do it from any computer/iPad or smartphone.  You will need your national insurance number.  

Log on to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote for further information or view their helpful video:

EONI - Register to Vote from Electoral Office NI on Vimeo.

For more information visit the Electoral Office website. 


Find Your Councillor

Useful Downloads

  • Local Council Elections 2019 - Guide for Candidates and Agents Download(277KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 1a - Nomination Paper Download(40KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 1b - Consent to Nomination Download(43KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 1c - Withdrawal of Candidate Download(37KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 2 - Request to Use Party Description-Emblem Download(38KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 3a - Notification of Election Agent Download(38KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 3b - Appointment of Polling Agent and Polling Agent Instructions Download(41KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 3c - Appointment of Counting Agents Download(38KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 3d - Appointment of Postal Vote Agents Download(37KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 4 - Electoral Register-AV List Request Download(40KB)
  • Local Council Elections Form 5 - Candidate Checklist Download(37KB)
  • Local Council Elections - Royal Mail mailing information Download(281KB)

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