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Future elections

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May 2023

Borough elections will be taking place on Thursday 4 May 2023 in the following ward areas:

  • Benenden and Cranbrook
  • Culverden
  • Frittenden and Sissinghurst
  • Goudhurst and Lamberhurst
  • Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
  • Paddock Wood East
  • Paddock Wood West
  • Pantiles and St Marks
  • Park
  • Pembury
  • Rusthall
  • Sherwood
  • Southborough and High Brooms
  • Southborough North
  • Speldhurst and Bidborough
  • St John's

Elections in the following parishes will also be taking place (if contested) on Thursday 4 May 2023:

  • Bidborough
  • Cranbrook and Sissinghurst
  • Frittenden
  • Goudhurst
  • Paddock Wood Town
  • Pembury
  • Rusthall
  • Southborough Town
  • Speldhurst

Key dates

  • Nomination of candidates time period - from publication of the Notices of Election (borough and parish) until 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023
  • Registration to vote deadline - 12 midnight on Monday 17 April 2023, register online now
  • Postal vote deadline - 5pm - Tuesday 18 April
  • Proxy vote deadline - 5pm - Tuesday 25 April
  • Deadline to request Voter ID - 5pm - Tuesday 25 April

Postal votes

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.