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Elections and voting

elections and voting

Making sure your voice is heard...

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

In a local election you are voting to elect councillors who will represent your views for the area where you live. The 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.

The last borough-wide local elections were held on Thursday 7 May 2015. These are held once every four years, on the first Thursday of May. 

Since May 2015 there have been a number of by-elections. View all results on the Local Council Elections page. 

The next Local Elections are due on Thursday 2 May 2019

The timetable and a link to Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates is below:

Local Elections 2019 – Timetable

Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and Agents

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


Elections for Member of the Youth Parliament


Nominations have opened for Stockton Member of the Youth Parliament.

Candidates must be between 11 and 18 years of age and must live, work or volunteer for a minimum of 14 hours per week, or be in education for more than the equivalent of three school days a week, in the Stockton Borough Constituency.

A nomination form is attached and the deadline for nominations is 12 noon on 31 January 2019.

Notice of Election for Member of the Youth Parliament

Nomination Paper


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 2 January 2019.

The revised register will incorporate changes to polling districts and places agreed by Council on 12 December 2018.

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

Electoral Register Officer

PO Box 11

Municipal Buildings

Church Road

Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LD

Dated 19 December 2018

Notice of publication of revised version of the Register of Electors for the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council area


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