ABC Elections 2019

The next Ashford Borough Council election is on Thursday 2nd May 2019 

If you are interested in serving your local community as a councillor and would like to apply to be a Conservative candidate please get in touch by emailing us at

Information about being a councillor can be found at


REGISTER TO VOTE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

If you want to have your say at your next local government elections, you must be registered to vote.

You can register to vote online now at If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, you should contact your local elections office. They will be able to let you know.



To vote in a local government election in England you must be: 18 years of age or over on polling day a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union resident in the UK not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote.


Ways of voting

You can vote in person at a polling station, by post, or you can get someone else to vote for you (this is called voting by proxy).

Find out more about how to vote.

Vote in person

Your district council will send you a poll card telling you where and when to vote.

If you haven’t received a poll card but think you should, contact your local Electoral Registration Office.

You can still vote if you’ve lost your card.

Find out more about voting in person

Vote by post

You can vote by post if you are away from home on election day. You must apply for a postal vote.

Find out more about voting by post

Get someone else to vote for you (by proxy)

You can get someone else to vote for you if, for example, you:

  • are away on polling day
  • have a medical issue or disability
  • cannot vote in person because of work or military service.

Find out more about voting by proxy