Types of election

Information on the different types of election you can vote in.

As well as Rushmoor Borough Council elections, there are also elections to Hampshire County Council, Parliament, the European Parliament, Police and Crime Commissioners and for referendums.

Local government election

The next local government election for Rushmoor will be held in May 2018.  Rushmoor has 39 councillors in 13 areas of Rushmoor, known as wards.

Each ward has three councillors representing about 5,000 voters.

In Rushmoor, we normally hold elections three out of four years, with one councillor from each ward standing for election. This means our councillors serve a four-year term of office.  Local government councillors are elected using the first-past-the-post system.  You vote for one candidate in your local area and the candidate with the most votes win.

You can find out who your local councillors are using our In my area - address search feature.

Hampshire County Council

The next Hampshire County Council election is scheduled to be held in May 2021.

There are five county councillors covering Rushmoor.

Hampshire County Council holds elections every four years. County councillors are elected using the first-past-the-post system.  You vote for one candidate in your local area and the candidate with the most votes win.

You can find out who your county councillor is using our In my area - address search feature.

General Election (elections to the UK Parliament)

There is one parliamentary constituency covering Rushmoor - the Aldershot constituency. The constituency has about 73,000 electors. This returns one MP to the House of Commons.  MPs are elected using the first-past-the-post system.  You vote once for a candidate in you constituency and the candidate with the most votes becomes your MP.

You can find out more about the Aldershot constituency on our  MP and MEPs for Rushmoor page.

Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire is one of 41 commissioners covering police areas in England and Wales (excluding London).  The Police and Crime Commissioner election was held in May 2016 and the next one will take place in 2020.  Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected using the supplementary voting system.  You make a first and second choice when you vote.  If no candidate get more than 50% of the first choice votes, all except the top two candidate are eliminated.  If your first choice candidate is eliminated, and your second choice is for the one of the top two, you second choice is counted.

You can find out more about Police and Crime Commissioners on the GOV.UK website.

European Parliament

The next European Parliament election is scheduled for May or June 2019.  The Aldershot constituency is one of the 84 constituencies forming part of the South East Region, which returns ten MEPs to the European Parliament.

You can find out more about your local MEPs on our MP and MEPs for Rushmoor page.

Referendums

A referendum was held on 23 June, 2016 on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union. Each referendum has a different rule on who can vote in it.  A referendum is a vote on a single issue.  You make one choice between two options.  Votes are counted for the whole of the UK, not by constituency.

You can find out about the results of the last referendum on our  pdf icon EU Referendum results [9kb] page

 
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