Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner elections - Thursday 7 May 2020
On Thursday 7 May elections will be held for all 51 District Councillor seats, all 52 parish/town councils and the Police and Crime Commission election for Gloucestershire.
Information on how to stand as a candidate in the Police and Crime Commission Election please click here.
Standing as a councillor in these elections
Nomination papers are available for collection from Tuesday 11 February from Ebley Mill for both District and Parish/Town seats. When collecting, please advise what District Ward and/or Parish/Town Council (and where warded, what ward) you would like.
Nomination papers must be delivered to the below address between the hours of 10am to 4pm Monday - Friday from Tuesday 24 March. You are strongly advised to deliver your nomination as early as possible after this date to give you sufficient time to submit a new nomination paper should your first contain any errors.
The deadline for delivery is 4pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020. The deadline is absolute.
Nominations must be delivered by hand to:
The Returning Officer
Stroud District Council
We will be holding two candidates and agents briefings. The first briefing will run through the nomination and election process prior to nominations opening. This will be held in the Council Chamber at Ebley Mill on Monday 9 March 2020 at 5.30pm.
The second briefing will be for those candidates where the District Wards and Parish/Town Councils are going to poll and will run through polling day and the verification and count process. This will be held in the Council Chamber at Ebley Mill on Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 4.30pm.
For more information on what is involved in being a Councillor, please click here.
Registering to vote
Register to vote deadline - Midnight, Tuesday 21 April
To register to vote, please go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your national insurance number and registering only takes a few minutes.
Voting by post
Postal vote deadline - 5pm, Wednesday 22 April
We must receive your application by post or email by 5pm on Wednesday 22 April to ensure you are able to vote by post. To vote by post, you must complete an application form which can be found below.
You should expect to receive your postal vote around Saturday 25 April.
Voting by proxy
Proxy vote deadline - 5pm, Wednesday 29 April
We must receive your application by post or email by 5pm on Wednesday 29 April to ensure you are able to vote by proxy. To vote by proxy you must complete an application form which can be found below.