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Get Ready for the European Election on 23 May

Voting for the European Parliament will take place on 23 May 2019. Cotswold District is part of the South West Region of the UK, which will return six MEPs. The relevant Notice of Election has been published and is available now on the Council’s website.


To be able to vote at any election, you must be included on the electoral register. If you are not already on the register of electors, and wish to vote at this election, we must receive your application to register by midnight on Tuesday 7 May. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the Council’s Elections Team for a paper form.

If you are not sure whether you are on the electoral register, please telephone 01285 623002 to check. Similarly, if you are registered to vote and have recently moved, please contact the elections team to ensure they have a record of your new address.

Poll cards will be sent out to all registered electors on 23 April 2019.
If you can’t make it to the polling station on polling day, you can choose postal or proxy voting.

If you want to apply to vote by post at the European Election, then we must receive your completed form by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8 May. The same deadline applies if you want to make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote arrangement.

If you would like to vote by proxy, you must return your application by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk for details on how to register or to apply for postal and proxy voting.

The Elections Team will be available to provide help and assistance throughout the election process. Contact details are as follows:

  • Telephone Helpline 01285 623002
  • E-mail elections@cotswold.gov.uk

Press release by Cotswold District Council on 12 April 2019

Register by 12 April to Vote in the Local Elections!

Release date: 5 April

On Thursday 2 May 2019 people across the Cotswolds will go to the polls to vote in elections for District and Parish/Town Councils.
Cotswold District Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered by 12 April to vote on polling day.

Nigel Adams, Returning Officer at CDC, said: “Residents have to be registered to take part in the elections, otherwise they will miss out on having their say on 2 May.”

If you’re already registered, you don’t need to re-register to vote. If you’ve already received a polling card then you can be confident that you’re registered. However, if you’ve moved house recently or if you’re unsure whether you’re registered you can check by calling the Council’s Elections Team on 01285 623002 or email elections@cotswold.gov.uk.

Registering is easy – you can apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote in just a few minutes. You’ll need your date of birth and national insurance number. Alternatively you can apply using a paper form which can be downloaded from the registration site or requested from the CDC Elections Team on 01285 623002.

Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible and by no later than the Friday 12 April 2019 deadline.

Elections May 2019: Statement of Persons Nominated

Exciting news – there will be a contested election for Upper Rissington Parish Council on Thursday 2nd May.

The Statement of Persons Nominated shows who is standing as a candidate in the Parish and District Council elections.


If you wish to vote in this election and are not already registered, then you must register by Friday 12 April 2019. The easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.