Future elections

District and Parish/Town Council Elections

The next scheduled District and Parish/Town council elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023.

There will be elections for councillors to Hart District Council.

There may also be elections for parish councillors to Blackwater & Hawley Town Council, Bramshill, Eversley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Hook, Mattingley, Odiham, Rotherwick, Winchfield and Yateley Town Council on the same day.

Please keep checking this webpage regularly for updates. This page will be updated frequently until polling day.

Last updated: 26 Jan 2023

Candidates and Agents Information

A Briefing will be held on Wednesday, 16 March at 6pm. This meeting is aimed at Party Agents, Parish Clerks and Candidates.

The slides from the briefing will be available for anybody who was unable to attend after the meeting.

You can also find useful information, together with the links to Nomination Packs and Guidance on the Candidates and Agents webpage which will go live shortly.

Important Electoral Information Dates and Times
Where is my Polling Station going to be? You should check your poll card for details or go to www.wheredoivote.co.uk
When will poll cards be issued They will be sent out on the 24/03/2023

Publication of the Notice of Election:

District Elections

Parish Elections

 

22/03/2023

22/03/2023

Receipt of Nominations Between 10am and 4pm from the 23/03/2023 until 4pm on the 04/04/2023

Publication of the Statements of Persons Nominated:

Districts Elections

Parish Elections -

Uncontested Parish Elections

Notice of Election Agents Names and Addresses

4pm on 05/04/2023

4pm on 05/04/2023

 

 

Last day to Register to Vote Midnight 17/04/2023
Last day to apply for a Postal Vote, or change your absent voting arrangements 5pm 18/04/2023
When will I receive my Postal Vote?

Postal votes for electors that made postal vote applications before 30 March will be issued on the 12/04/2023

Postal votes for electors that made postal vote applications between 31 March and 12 April will be issued on 19/04/2023

Postal votes for all other electors will be issued on the 20/04/2023

Receipt of proxy applications 5.00pm 25/04/2023

Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

District Election

Parish Election

25/04/2023

25/04/2023

Appointment of Poll and Count Agents

26/04/2023

First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papers

27/04/2023

Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications

5.00pm 04/05/2023
Polling Day 7.00am until 10.00pm 04/05/2023

 

Frequently asked questions:

I am a Citizen of an EU member state, can I vote?

Currently yes, you will be able to vote at these elections.

I am 16 or 17 on polling day, will I be able to vote?

No, you will not be able to vote unless you are 18 on or before polling day.

How do I vote?

In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote. How you vote is up to you. It may depend on what you find easiest or the most convenient method. Most people vote in person at a polling station. However, if you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (someone voting on your behalf).

Assistance for people with disabilities

If you need assistance with voting, you will find that most polling stations are equipped with;

  • a polling booth suitable for wheelchair users
  • a large print ballot paper to assist partially sighted voters
  • a device to enable blind or partially sighted voters to vote unaided.

A voter who cannot read or one who has a physical disability and who is unable to vote without assistance may be helped by a companion or by the staff within the polling station.

Where do I vote?

The most common method of voting is by casting your vote personally in a Polling Station.  There are a number of Polling Stations within the District of Hart, often they are located at the local village hall, school, church hall or at a public building.

Find your polling station for the next scheduled election (it does not cover unscheduled polls - please call our offices). This takes you to an external organisation which is responsible for the information provided.

Polling Stations are chosen to be as convenient as possible for the electorate, with access for people with disabilities being a significant factor. Provisions are made for the disabled such as providing ramps up stairs or guides to assist voters.

We recognise that there are still some voters who will be unable to go to their polling station on the day of the election. If this is the case these voters may wish to consider applying to vote by post or proxy (a proxy is someone who votes on your behalf).

 

If you have any enquiries regarding voting please contact us:-

Electoral and Registration Services
Civic Offices
Harlington Way
Fleet
GU51 4AE

Telephone 01252 774073, 01252 774157 or 01252 774158 or email elections@hart.gov.uk