We are holding elections on Thursday 2 May. Find out more.

In our local elections, one councillor in each of our 13 wards is up for election. You can also vote in the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Key deadlines for the election

Date What is happening  
6pm Tuesday 19 March Candidates and agents briefing, at the council offices in Farnborough.  
Thursday 21 March   Publication of Local Notice of Election and Police and Crime Commissioner Notice of Election  
Friday 22 March - 31 March   First issue of poll cards for those who registered before 6 March  
4pm Friday 5 April  
  • Deadline for delivery of nomination papers
  • Deadline for withdrawals of nomination
  • Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent  
Friday 5 April   Publication of first interim election notice  
Not later than 4pm on Monday 8 April  

Publication of statement of persons nominated:

Publication of notice of election agents.

Tuesday 16 April Deadline for receiving applications for registering to vote for the 2 May election  
5pm Wednesday 17 April Deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes  
Thursday 18 April   Dispatch of 1st issue of postal packs for those who applied before 2 April  
Monday 22 April   Final dispatch of postal packs for those who applied between 2 April and before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April
5pm Wednesday 24 April  
Not later than Wednesday 24 April   Publication of notice of poll 
Thursday 25 April  
  • Publication of final election notice of alterations
  • Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents
  • Notification of appointment of sub-agents (PCC)
Friday 26 April   First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes  
7am to 10pm Thursday 2 May Polling day  
5pm on Thursday 2 May  
  • Last time for re-issue of spoilt and lost postal votes
  • Deadline for emergency proxy vote applications
  • Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal 
10pm on Thursday 2 May Deadline for the production of temporary Voter Authority Certificates

Debate Not Hate campaign

As part of the election process, we are supporting the Local Government Association's Debate Not Hate campaign to help encourage healthy debate during the election period.


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