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Borough Council Elections on 6 May 2021

On 6 May 2021 one third of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council seats will be up for election. Electors will be voting for 1 candidate for each ward, except where there are multiple vacancies where a casual vacancy has arisen and a by-election called.

The Council has 45 elected Members (3 councillors per ward). This link provides further information on our Councillors.

Polling stations will be safe places to vote on polling day, but there are other ways to vote. Further information is available on our webpage for coronavirus and elections.

Notices

  • Notice of election (to be published on 22 March 2021)

 

Where is my Polling Station?

Or you can also:

  •  Refer to your Poll Card or
  •  Phone the helpline, 01737 276794

 

Register to Vote

To vote in elections you must be registered to vote . The deadline to register to vote in the Borough Council Elections is 23:59 Monday 19 April 2021.

Applications to vote by post or change/cancel an existing postal or proxy vote must be received by 5pm Tuesday 20 April 2021. We would advise that you submit your applications as quickly as possible if you are planning to vote by post.

New applications to vote by proxy must be received by 5pm Tuesday 27 April 2021.

If you are registered and eligible to vote in these elections, you will receive a poll card around the first week of April informing you where your polling station is, or if you've applied for a postal vote, when you can expect to receive your postal voting pack.

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote you can call the elections helpline number on 01737 276794.

You can find out more about voting in Borough Council elections and other elections being held on 6 May 2021 at Your Vote Matters.

 

Previous Election results

Please go to Previous Election Results to see the outcomes from previous years.

 

Casual vacancies and by-elections

When a councillor's seat becomes vacant the elections team will display a 'Notice of Vacancy' to advertise the vacancy.

The notice explains that an election can be called by a request made in writing to the Council's Proper Officer (the Returning Officer) by two electors from the local authority area. If an election is called it must be held within 35 days of the notice.

The exception to this is that if a vacancy occurs within six months of the date of the next scheduled elections, the vacancy is carried over to the next elections. The seat will remain vacant during that time and no by-election will be held.

The government has postponed all scheduled elections and any by-elections in the interim until 6 May 2021. A third of the seats on the Council will be up for election on 6 May 2021, and any casual vacancies arising before the Notice of Election.

Notice of casual vacancy in Earlswood and Whitebushes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ONE casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the EARLSWOOD AND WHITEBUSHES Ward in the Borough of Reigate & Banstead.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held within 35 days after notice in writing has been given by two local government electors requesting that an election be held.

Any such notice shall be given to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH.

Mari Roberts-Wood
Returning Officer
Dated: 30 November 2020

Notice of casual vacancy in Horley East and Salfords

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ONE casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the HORLEY EAST AND SALFORDS Ward in the Borough of Reigate & Banstead.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held within 35 days after notice in writing has been given by two local government electors requesting that an election be held.

Any such notice shall be given to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH.

Mari Roberts-Wood
Returning Officer
Dated: 7 September 2020

For more information please email [email protected].