First Elections to the new Dorset Council.

Dorset Council

The first election to Dorset Council will be held on 2 May 2019. 82 councillors will be elected to
represent 52 wards. The Notice of Election will be published on the Dorset for You website on Friday 15 March 2019.

To stand as a candidate for Dorset Council download a nomination pack for candidates standing for
Dorset Council nomination-pack-for-candidates-standing-for-dorset-council

Parish and town councils

Elections for all 163 parish and town councils in the Dorset Council area will also be held on 2 May
2019. The Notice of Election will be published on Friday 15 March 2019 on the Dorset For You website.

To stand as a candidate for a parish or town council download a nomination-pack-for-candidates-standing-for-a-town-or-parish-council

Submitting Nomination Forms

Completed nomination papers can be submitted to the Returning Officer at any time from Monday 18
March 2019 up to the deadline of 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

These must be delivered by hand and cannot be accepted if they arrive in the post. An appointments
system will operate to receive nomination papers. You can call Dorset For You on 01305 838299 from Friday 1
March 2019 to book an appointment.

The Returning Officer will be offering appointments during the following times at the following locations:

South Walks House
South Walks Road
Dorchester
DT1 1UZ
18 March to 2 April 8.30am – 4.30pm

3 April 8.30am – 4.00pm

Westport House
Worgret Road
Wareham
BH20 4PP
21, 22, 25 and
28 March8.30am – 4.30pm

1 April 9.30am – 7.00pm

3 April 8.30am – 4.00pm

Nordon Lodge
Salisbury Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7LN
20 March 9.30am – 7.00pm

21, 26, 27 March and
1 April

8.30am – 4.30pm

3 April 8.30am – 4.00pm

Allenview House
Hanham Road
Wimborne
BH21 1AJ
18 and 19 March 8.30am – 4.30pm

27 March 9.30 am – 7.00pm

29 March and 2 April 8.30 am – 4.30pm

3 April 8.30 am – 4.00pm

You can find more information about the role of a Dorset Councillor here

You can find more information about standing as a candidate for election to a local authority on
the Electoral Commission website

You can find more information about standing as a candidate for election to a parish or town council on
the Electoral Commission website

You can find information about how to vote in any of these elections on the how to vote page.

 

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