Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Elections and voting

elections and voting

We are keen to make sure that every eligible Stockton Borough resident can, if they wish, exercise their right to vote.

In this section you will find the information you need to ensure that you can participate in local democracy.

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European Parliamentary Elections

The results of the European Parliamentary Election - North East Region, held on Thursday 23 May 2019, are due to be announced on the evening of Sunday 26 May. As well as Stockton-on-Tees, the North East Region also includes County Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland and Tyne & Wear.

Sunderland's Returning Officer is the Regional Returning Officer for the North East Region at European Parliamentary elections. Once announced, full regional results will be available on Sunderland Council's elections page.


Local Council (District) Elections

District and Parish Elections – Thursday 2 May 2019

In a local election you are voting to elect councillors who will represent your views for the area where you live. Stockton Borough is divided into 26 areas known as ‘Wards’.

Each ward has one, two or three councillors depending on its size. There are a total of 56 elected councillors.

Local elections are are held once every four years, on the first Thursday of May. 

The most recent Local Elections took place on Thursday 2 May 2019 and a 'Local Elections Results' page has all the details. 

The next ones are due to take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Mencap and the Electoral Commission have produced an Easy Read Guide for Voters with a Learning Disability to help them to understand how to register and vote in the Local Elections. Please pass it on to anyone that may find it useful.

If you would have difficulty getting to your Polling Station, or an election is called when you would be away on holiday, you can apply for a postal vote, or a proxy vote. Please make sure you return the applications by the deadline dates. 

Candidates / agents are advised that for the purposes of calculating spending limits, the following electorates should be used:


Elections for Member of the Youth Parliament

Voting has taken place across Stockton-on-Tees Borough schools/colleges. Tanisha Roy has been elected to represent the borough as our Member of the UK Youth Parliament, with Emily Hill as her Deputy. 

Details of the five candidates and their elections pledges can be found on the attached UK Youth Parliament Elections 2019 poster.  


Publication of Revised Register

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the Representation of the People Act 1983, that a revised version of the Register of Electors for the Stockton on Tees Borough Council area was published on 1 March 2019.

The revised register will incorporate changes arising from the Grindon Community Re-organisation Order.

Electors registered in this area need take no action as a result of this notice. Electoral numbers in this area will change as a consequence of the re-publication.

Electoral Registration Officer
PO Box 11
Municipal Buildings
Church Road
TS18 1LD


Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2018

Each Local Authority is required to carry out reviews of Polling Districts and Polling Places in its area within a 16 month period starting on 1 October every fifth year after 1 October 2013.

These reviews look at polling districts and polling places in an Authority’s area.

A council’s area is divided into polling districts. One or more polling districts can make up a Borough Council ward. A polling place is an area or building within a polling district in which a polling station is situated.

The Returning Officer for Stockton on Tees commented on the current arrangements; statutory notices were displayed and comments were invited from electors, and other interested parties, including people / organisations with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability. The deadline for making representations was Wednesday 31 October 2018.

On 12 December 2018, full Council approved new polling districts and places as set out below:

Details of the outcome, the reasons for choosing the particular polling district and polling place, and all correspondence relating to the review is also available for inspection at the Council Offices, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees.

A copy of the Council Report and minutes from the meeting can also be viewed on our Council meeting page.