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're interested in standing as a candidate in the 2019 local or parish council elections you'll find nomination papers, guidance and important dates on this page.
Stand as a local council election candidate
Stand as a parish election candidate
Here are some of the important dates in the statutory timetable for the elections:
|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
To stand as a candidate you 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.