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Remember to Vote in Local Elections

Date Published: 24 April 2019

We're reminding people in Rutland to vote in local elections next week if the area where they live is being contested.

Elections for Rutland County Council, together with town and parish councils, are due to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Where elections are contested (there are more candidates standing than there are seats available), voting will take place from 7.00am until 10.00pm. 

Five County Wards are uncontested in this year’s local elections, meaning there will be no County Council votes in these areas. They are:

  • Exton
  • Greetham
  • Normanton
  • Oakham North West
  • Ryhall and Casterton

The majority of Parish Wards are uncontested this year, with parish and town council votes taking place in only three areas. They are:  

  • Oakham South (Oakham Town Council)
  • Uppingham Town Council
  • Wing Parish Council

All voters receive a polling card to confirm their details but will only be able to vote if there is a contested election for their County or Parish Ward. You can check this on the map below, or on our Local Elections 2019 page.

Contested and uncontested areas

Votes cast in the elections will be counted at Victoria Hall in Oakham on Friday 3 May (the day after Polling Day).

Following final recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, there have been a number of changes to Ward boundaries in Rutland since the last full round of local government elections in May 2015. This has changed where some people will need to vote. For more information about changes to Ward boundaries please see our Elections pages.

If you have any questions about the elections, please email: elections@rutland.gov.uk or call: 01572 722 577.

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