On 2 May 2019, elections are being held for all 55 Medway Council seats in all of the 22 wards in Medway and the 11 parish councils. A total of 163 seats will be available for election.

If you wanted to stand as a candidate, the deadline to return candidate nomination papers was 4pm 3 April 2019.

Find out which candidates are standing in your ward or parish.

Nomination papers, guidance and important dates for candidates

Download local council election candidate nomination papers for local elections and guidance for local election candidates.

Download parish election candidate nomination papers for parish elections and guidance for parish council election candidates.

Election timetable

Here are some of the important dates in the statutory timetable for the elections:

Activity Statutory deadline
Publication of the Notices of Election that start the formal election period Tuesday 26 March
Start of period for delivery of nomination papers between 9am and 6pm daily (except weekends and bank holidays)  From Wednesday 27 March
Last date for the delivery of nomination papers 4pm on Wednesday 3 April
List of candidates standing in the local election and any contested parish elections published Thursday 4 April
Last date for receipt of applications to register in time to vote in the elections Friday 12 April
Last date for receipt of new applications for a postal vote (or to amend an existing postal vote) for the elections 5pm on Monday 15 April
Last date for receipt of applications to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf 5pm on Wednesday 24 April

You must be a registered elector

Candidates must be registered to vote. Find out more about how to register to vote.

Councillors and decision-making

Find out more about the role of councillors on Be a councillor.

Find out more about decision-making at Medway Council and councillors in Medway.