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
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.
Register of Electors
The Register of Electors contains the names and addresses of everyone living in the district who are eligible to vote (British, Commonwealth and citizens of other European Union Members States).
In order to vote your name must be on the Register of Electors for the area in which you live.
The information contained within the Register can only be used for certain purposes such as elections, law enforcement and credit referencing.
How to register
- The fastest method is to register online at GOV UK
- Important: you will need your national insurance number in order to register. If you have not got a national insurance number, or have lost it, please contact 01684 862200.
- Usually within three to six weeks of the Electoral Registration Officer receiving your application your name will be added to the Register of Electors as long as your details can be correctly verified.
- We will write and confirm that your name has been added to the Register.
- During an election period there is a special deadline by which names can be added to the register.
- Please see the relevant Notice of Elections for details of the deadline for applications to be made.
You can register for a postal vote by completing a postal vote application form.
- You can register for a one-off proxy vote (this means appointing someone to vote on your behalf) by completing a proxy vote application form.
- To apply for permanent proxy vote (on grounds of employment, education or disability), please complete a permanent proxy vote application form.