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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about being a councillor can be found at www.conservativecouncillors.com/become-councillor
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 gov.uk/register-to-vote 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.
WHO CAN VOTE?
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).
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.
Vote by post
You can vote by post if you are away from home on election day. You must apply for a postal vote.
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.