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Stonehouse By-Election (Stonehouse Ward)

Electoral Commission Cyber-Attack

Stroud District Council have been advised that the Electoral Commission (EC) has been the subject of a cyber-attack. We are required by law to send electoral registers to the EC each year which contain name and address details of residents registered to vote in the Stroud District (Anonymous elector details have not been sent to the EC). The EC believes that electoral registers between 2014 and 2022 may have been accessed as part of the cyber-attack, whilst there is no indication that information accessed during this cyber-attack has been published online there is a possibility that some of the information may be in the public domain.

For further information, please visit the EC website where you will find more information and details about how to contact the EC regarding the incident. The Council is not able to answer specific questions relating to this matter, therefore please direct all queries to the EC

A valid request has been received for an election to fill the vacancy for Stonehouse Town Council (Stonehouse Ward). In accordance with Section 243(4) of the Local Government Act 1973 an election will be held on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

Nomination papers can be collected from Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, GL5 4UB or if you have any questions or need any additional information please contact us by email or by phone 01453 766321.

Emergency Proxy

You can apply for an emergency proxy if you found out after 5pm on Monday 27 March 2023 that you are not able to attend the polling station to vote. You can apply for an emergency proxy on the grounds of:

  • Medical Reasons
  • Employment

You must send your completed application to us either in person at the Council Offices, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4UB or by email to by 5pm, Tuesday 4 April 2023. Please do not take the completed application to the polling station.

Election Notices

Notice of Election

Statement of Persons Nominated 

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations 


Declaration of Result

Voter ID

You might be wondering whether or not you are required to bring along Voter ID to the polling station for the Stonehouse (Stonehouse Ward) By-Election. As Voter ID doesn't come into force until May 2023 you therefore do not need to bring ID in order to cast your vote. This will be the final election where you will not be required to bring ID.

Election FAQ's 

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