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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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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 next Local Elections are due to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019

To find out where your polling station is, please use the polling station finder hosted by Democracy Club on the link below:

If you are due to go on holiday, or may find it difficult to get to your Polling Station, you can apply for a postal vote, or a proxy vote. Please make sure you return the applications by the deadline dates. 


Information for Candidates and their Agents

The timetable and a link to Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates can be found below:

A nomination pack for District and Parish candidates, together with other useful information can be found below:

For candidates wanting to stand at the District and Parish election, nomination papers can be obtained from the Elections Office, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, during office hours (10am to 4pm) Monday to Friday. Parish nomination papers can also be obtained from the relevant parish council’s clerk.

Nomination papers must be delivered during office hours (10am to 4pm) Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, on and from Monday 18 March 2019 until 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019 to the Returning Officer, the Elections Office, Room 65, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LD.

Please complete your nomination papers as early as you can. Arrangements can then be made through the Elections Office to provide an informal check of the nomination papers.

Nominations close at 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. No nominations can be accepted after this time.


Key Election Dates:

Monday 18 March

Publication of Notices of Election – Candidate Nominations open from this date

Notice of Election - Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Notice of Election - Parishes

19 - 24 March  Delivery of Poll Cards to all properties
Wednesday 3 April - 4pm Deadline for receipt of Candidate nominations
Thursday 4 April Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated
Wednesday 24 April Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations
Friday 12 April Registration Deadline
Monday 15 April - 5pm Postal Vote Application Deadline
Wednesday 24 April - 5pm Proxy Application Deadline
Thursday 2 May Polling Day
Friday 3 May Verification and Count and Declaration of Results

A letter from the Returning Officer and the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police to Candidates and Agents about the need to maintain high standards of conduct and abide by the Code of Conduct for Campaigners is below.

Letter from the Returning Officer and the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.

For the purposes of calculating candidate spending limits, electorate totals are set out below:

Further information about the election is available on the Local Council (District) Elections Page.


Elections for Member of the Youth Parliament

Voting has taken place across Stockton-on-Tees Borough schools/colleges. Tanisha Roy has been elected as Member of Youth Parliament with Emily Hill as Deputy. 

Details of the five candidates and their elections pledges can be found on the attached UK Youth Parliment 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 will be published on 1 March 2019.

The revised register will incorporate changes arising from the Grindon Community Reorganisation 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

Dated  15 February 2019


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.