How to Vote

This page contains information on how to vote on the 2 May 2019 local Election Day. It is always best to check the election information at Uttlesford District Council.

District and Parish Elections on the same day

There are 2 local elections on local election day. Every Uttlesford District Council ward has an election for new councillors. There are also town/parish council elections, but not in every ward.

If you have elections for both district and town/parish you will get 2 ballot papers (one pink and one green). If you only have a district council election in your ward, you will only be given a single ballot paper.

You may have multiple votes on the same ballot paper

Some wards have a single councillor, others have 2 or 3. It depends on the population. Read your ballot paper carefully to see how many votes you have. If there are multiple councillors in your ward, R4U is standing multiple councillors. They have Residents for Uttlesford against their name on the ballot paper.

Vote for ALL Residents for Uttlesford candidates on your ballot papers

If there are multiple Residents for Uttlesford candidates on your ballot paper it is because you can elect multiple councils in your ward. You can vote for them all.

Due to an omission Elaine Coote does not have R4U next to her name on the Saffron Walden Town Council Shire Ward ballot paper. If you live in that ward, please don’t forget to vote for her too.

You don’t need your polling card to vote

If you don’t have your polling card, don’t worry you don’t need it to vote at your polling station (as long as you are register to vote). It is best to take some form of ID with you when vote just in case, but you don’t need it

Hand deliver your late postal votes

Postal votes need to be with UDC by 10pm on Election Day. If you haven’t posted them back at least 2 days before the election, don’t worry. You can hand them in at your polling station or at the UDC offices.

See this informational video from the Electoral Commission