About the elections
Borough and parish elections will be taking place in Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 4 May 2023.
Elections are taking place in the following wards. Click on a ward to view the Statement of Persons Nominated.
Parish and town council elections
Elections are taking place in the following parishes and towns. Click on a parish or town to view the Statement of Persons Nominated.
- Paddock Wood Town - East Ward
- Southborough Town - East and High Brooms Ward
- Southborough Town - North Ward
The parish and town council elections below are uncontested. Click on a parish or town to view the Notice of Uncontested Election.
- Cranbrook and Sissinghurst - Cranbrook Ward
- Cranbrook and Sissinghurst - Sissinghurst Ward
- Goudhurst - Curtisden Green Ward
- Goudhurst - Goudhurst Ward
- Goudhurst - Kilndown Ward
- Paddock Wood Town - West Ward
- Southborough Town - West Ward
|Activity||Date and time|
|Delivery of nomination papers||From midday on Monday 20 March until 4pm on Tuesday 4 April|
|Deadline for withdrawals of nomination||4pm on Tuesday 4 April|
|Publication of statement of persons nominated||Not later than 4pm on Wednesday 5 April|
|Registration to vote deadline, register online now (opens in a new window)||12 midnight on Monday 17 April 2023|
|Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or postal proxy votes||5pm on Tuesday 18 April|
|Deadline for Voter Authority Certificate applications||5pm on Tuesday 25 April|
|Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)||5pm on Tuesday 25 April|
|Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents||Wednesday 26 April|
|First date electors can apply for a replacement for lost or spoilt postal votes||Thursday 27 April|
|Polling day||7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 May|
|Last time electors can apply for a replacement for lost or spoilt postal votes||5pm on Thursday 4 May|
|Deadline for emergency proxy applications||5pm on Thursday 4 May|
|Delivery of return as to election expenses (Parish council elections)||Not later than 28 calendar days after the date of election|
|Delivery of return as to election expenses (Borough election)||Not later than 35 calendar days after the date of the election result is declared|
Postal votes will be issued as soon as possible after the close of nominations. These are sent by first class post. However if you apply near the deadline these will be posted by the Friday before polling week.
The information on this page was last updated on Thursday 6 April 2023.