Voting and Elections
Our Electoral Services team is responsible for:
- Organising all types of elections and referendums within Malvern Hills District.
- Compiling and maintaining the Register of Electors.
- Dealing with monthly registrations to be included on the register and applications to vote by post.
- Boundary and community governance reviews and electoral arrangements.
- Promoting participation in our democratic processes.
Current Elections and Referendums
UK Parliamentary Election – Thursday 12 December 2019
In order to vote at the Parliamentary General Election on Thursday 12 December you must be registered to vote.
If you have recently moved house or you think someone in your household is eligible and not registered you need to take action now.
Registration deadline – Tuesday 26 November – Midnight
It is quick and easy to register on-line. It takes less than 5 minutes. You will need your national insurance number.
Postal vote deadline – Tuesday 26 November – 5pm
Any postal vote applications made by 6 November will be dispatched on 25 November.
Any postal vote applications made after 6 November will be dispatched on 3 December.
Proxy vote deadline – Wednesday 4 December - 5pm
The deadline for applying to vote by post has now passed.
You can still apply to vote by proxy by completing an application form, available here.
Candidates and Agents
Candidates, whether standing for a party or as an independent at the general election should visit the Electoral Commission's website which has all the information you need to know about standing.
Nomination packs can be downloaded here. The nomination period will run from 10am Monday 11 November to 4pm Thursday 14 November, and packs must be delivered to Electoral Services, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF.
Please contact Electoral Services if you would like further information on local arrangements and to arrange a slot to submit your nomination paper. All candidates and agents will receive further written guidance about the poll from the Acting Returning Officer week commencing 18 November.
Register to Vote
Click here for information on how to register to vote and apply for postal and proxy votes.
The Local Government Act 2000 requires the Council to publish a notice which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the council to hold a referendum on whether the district should change to a different form of governance.
The minimum number, equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for Malvern Hills District Council shown in the revised register published at 15 February 2019, is 2975.
This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 31 March 2019 and before 1 April 2020.
A new number will be published in February 2020 and if the number is less than 2975 then the new number will apply from the date published.