A review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations is now underway. Information on how to take part can be found under the Boundary Reviews heading. Deadline for responses is 25 October 2022.
Follow the links to find the information you need:
- Current elections and referendums
- Previous Election Results
- Register to vote
- Apply to vote by post
- Apply to vote by proxy
- Referendums and petitions
- Register of electors
- Boundary reviews
- Temporary Jobs with Electoral Services
The next scheduled elections in Malvern Hills District are District and Parish Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. There are no scheduled polls in Malvern Hills in 2022.
Leigh and Bransford Neighbourhood Planning Referendum
A referendum on the Leigh and Bransford Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 3 November 2022. Further information is available from on the Leigh & Bransford Neighbourhood Plan page.
Malvern Town Council by-election
A by-election for the Chase and Link wards of Malvern Town Council took place on Thursday 11 August 2022. One councillor will be elected in the Chase ward and two in the Link ward.
- pdf Statement of Persons Nominated - Chase Ward (12 KB)
- pdf Spending limit (177 KB)
- pdf Election timetable (41 KB)
- pdf Notice of Election (12 KB)
- pdf Declaration of results (68 KB)
Each year we write out to all households to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes. This year we will be contacting residents by email and phone, as well as by post.
This means you may receive an email, phone call or letter from us asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes.
Where do I vote?
Search for your nearest polling station:
We have provided this link to another website solely to try and help you to find information. We are not responsible for the content of other websites, which are not controlled or endorsed by us. This is because it is an external webpage. The site is supported by the Electoral Commission and we provide the data but can’t guarantee its accuracy.
Register to vote on the Government's website (opens in new window). This is the fastest way of registering.
Before you do this you will need to know your national insurance number. If you do not have 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.
Voting by post allows you to vote at home without needing to visit a polling station. Before each election we will send your ballot paper to you in the post with a form to complete with your date of birth and signature.
You can register for a one-off proxy vote (appointing someone to vote on your behalf). pdf Complete a proxy vote application form. (102 KB)
To apply for permanent proxy vote (on grounds of employment, education or disability), please complete a permanent proxy vote application form (opens in new window)
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is normally 6 working days before an election. However, in some circumstances emergency proxy voting is also available. Further information about voting by emergency proxy, including application forms. Download application forms from the electoral commission website (opens in new window). Please contact us for further information and guidance about voting by Emergency Proxy.
The Local Government Act 2011 requires the Council to publish a verification number 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 2022, is 3117.
This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 31 March 2022 and before 1 April 2023.
A new number will be published in February 2023 and if the number is less than 3117 then the new number will apply from the date published.
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.
The Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.
No changes are currently proposed to the West Worcestershire Parliamentary Constituency.
The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE) recently completed their review of the district wards in Malvern Hills. The review looked at the number of councillors, the number of electors represented by each councillor and the size and boundaries of each ward. The LGBCE have reduced the number of councillors on the district council from 38 to 31, the number of wards has been reduced from 22 to 18. The warding pattern of Malvern Town Council has also changed. Further information about the review can be found at Malvern Hills | Local Government Boundary Commission of England Site (LGBCE).
As a result of the LGBCE’s review, a review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations will now take place. The (Acting) Returning Officer has published a consultation paper outlining their comments and recommendations.
The council welcomes proposals and comments from any voters, groups or organisations within Malvern Hills. Comments from voters with a disability or groups supporting people with disabilities are particularly welcome. The deadline for the receipt of comments is 25 October 2022. Comments and representations may be submitted as follows:
Online: Polling Review 2022
By post: Electoral Services, Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF.
Timetable for review:
Publication of notice.
Publication of representations including (Acting) Returning Officer’s comments. Publication of proposals and start consultation period
End of public consultation
Proposals taken to Council Meeting
Publication of revised Electoral Register
All comments and proposals will be published on the council’s website.