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Forthcoming Elections

This page provides details of elections which are due to be held over the next few years.

Elections 2019

District and Parish Council elections are due to be held on Thursday 2 May 2019. 

Key dates in the election timetable are as follows:



Key Election Timetable


Election Deadlines

 Notice of Election Monday 18 March 2019  
 Candidate Nominations Open  10.00 a.m. Tuesday 19 March 2019 
 Candidate Nominations Close    4.00 p.m. Wednesday 3 April 2019
 Deadline to withdraw nominations   4.00 p.m. Wednesday 3 April 2019 
 Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent (District election only)    4.00 p.m. Wednesday 3 April 2019 
 Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated   4.00 p.m. Thursday 4 April   2019  

1st batch of Postal Votes issued via Royal Mail

(For postal vote applications received up to 31/3/19) 
 Thursday 11 April 2019 
 Deadline for applications to register to vote at this election   Friday 12 April 2019 
 Deadline for new postal vote and postal proxy applications   5.00 p.m. Monday 15 April 2019 
 Deadline for changes to existing postal or proxy votes   5.00 p.m. Monday 15 April 2019

2nd batch of Postal Votes issued via Royal Mail

(For postal vote applications received between 1/4/19 to 15/4/19) 
 Thursday 18 April 2019 
 Publication of Notice of Poll   Wednesday 24 April 2019 
 Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents   Thursday 25 April 2019 
 First date that electors can apply for replacement lost postal votes   Friday 26 April 2019 

Boundary Changes

All District Council and Parish Council seats will fall vacant on 2 May 2019.    However, there are new District Ward boundaries for these elections and some of the Parish warding arrangements have also changed. There is a reduction in the number of District Council seats from 55 to 45. These 45 District seats are across 41 Wards.  Further information on the review can be obtained from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England website (external link).

View The Wealden (Electoral Changes) Order 2016 (external link) 

If you have any queries, please email the Elections Team heather.blanshard@wealden.gov.uk

Electoral Registers

Because of the changes to District Ward boundaries, a revised electoral register will be published on 1 March to reflect the new wards. The polling district letters will remain the same but all elector electoral numbers will change. It is this March register that must be used for the nominations process (not the one published in December 2018).  

The 1 March register will be distributed to registered political parties in early March. Prospective candidates can request a copy of the revised register, but in accordance with the legislation, it cannot be distributed to prospective candidates until the last date for publishing the Notice of Election which is Tuesday 26 March 2019.  

However, the Elections Team will be happy to provide and confirm electoral numbers for prospective candidates by telephone (01892 602407) from 1 March onwards. 

As a prospective candidate you are entitled to one free copy of the Register for the Ward for which you are standing.  To request a copy please write to the Electoral Services Section specifying the Ward for which you are standing.  A pro-forma which you can use for this purpose is included as part of this nomination pack.


Electoral Commission Guidance for candidates

Elections 2020

  • Police & Crime Commissioner Election - 7 May 2020

Elections 2021

  • East Sussex County Council Elections - 6 May 2021

Elections 2022

  • Parliamentary General Election - date to be determined

Elections 2023

  • District Council Elections - 4 May 2023
  • Parish council Elections - 4 May 2023

Elections 2024

  • Police & Crime Commissioner Election - 2 May 2024

Elections 2025

  • East Sussex County Council - 1 May 2025

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