Local Government Election

 

Your Local Government represents you in the Vale of Glamorgan County and your Local Town or Community Council.

 

 

Local Government Elections are held to elect people from your local community to become Councillors. You will be represented by Councillors with the Vale of Glamorgan Council plus Councillors with your Local Town or Community Council.

 

Councils are responsible for providing local services and facilities.

 

 

Information for voters

Find out who can vote in the Local Government Elections:

 

Eligible Voters

To be eligible to vote in this election you must be:

  • registered to vote

  • 16 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)

  • a British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen

  • a resident in Wales

  • not be legally excluded from voting

For more information on who can vote, or to register to vote please visit the Electoral Commission website. If you haven’t already, you will need to register to vote by midnight on Thursday 14 April 2022.

 

Poll Cards and Postal Votes 

Poll cards will be despatched on Tuesday 22 March 2022 and a supplementary run despatched on Tuesday 19 April 2022.   

 

Postal Votes will be despatched on Saturday 16 April 2022 by 1st class post. A supplementary run of postal vote packs will be despatched on Friday 22 April 2022.

 

Please note, the first date we can reissue postal votes for lost or spoilt postal vote packs is Thursday 28 April 2022. You can request a replacement postal vote pack up until 5pm on poll day. 

 

Key dates

View a table of key dates for the Local Government Elections:

 

  • Table of key dates
    Key dates for the Local Government Elections
     Event Election Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight) Date
    Publication of notice of election  All  Not later than 25 days Monday

     

    21 March 2022
    Delivery of nomination papers All, excluding combined authority mayoral  From the date stated on the notice of election up to 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election

    Tuesday

    5 April 2022
    Deadline for withdrawals of nomination All 19 days (4pm)

    Tuesday

    5 April 2022
    Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent All, excluding parish and community council 19 days (4pm) Tuesday

     

    5 April 2022
    Publication of first interim election notice of alteration  All  

    At 19 days

    Tuesday

     

    5 April 2022
    Publication of statement of persons nominated  All Not later than 18 days (4pm) Wednesday

     

    6 April 2022
    Deadline for receiving applications for registration  All 12 days Thursday

     

    14 April 2022
    Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes   All  11 days (5pm) Tuesday

     

    19 April 2022
    Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)  All  6 days (5pm) Tuesday

     

    26 April 2022
    Publication of second interim election notice of alteration  All Between 18 days and 6 days Wednesday 6 April 2022 – Tuesday 26 April 2022
    Publication of notice of poll  All Not later than 6 days Tuesday

     

    26 April 2022
    Publication of final election notice of alteration   All  5 days  Wednesday

     

    27 April 2022
    Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents  All  5 days  Wednesday

     

    27 April 2022
    First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes   All  4 days  Thursday 28 April 2022
    Polling day

     

     All  0 (7am to 10pm) 5 May 2022 
    Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes   All  0 (5pm) 5 May 2022
    Deadline for emergency proxy applications  All  0 (5pm) 5 May 2022
    Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal  All  0 (9pm) 5 May 2022
    Delivery of return as to election expenses (parish council elections only) Parish and community council Not later than 28 calendar days* after the date of the election 2 June 2022
    Delivery of return as to election expenses All, excluding parish and community council Not later than 35 calendar days* after the date the election result is declared 9 June 2022
    Deadline for sending postal vote identifier rejection notices  All Within 3 months from the date of the poll 5 August 2022

     

    If the last day of the period falls on a weekend, bank holiday or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, in which case the last day moves to the next working day.

     

  

 

Election Notices

 

Notice of elecetion

 

Statement of persons nominated 

County Council Wards 

 

Town and Community Council Wards

 

Uncontested Notices

 

Notice of Election Agents

 

Notice of Poll

County Council Wards

Town and Community Council Wards 

Information for Candidates and Agents

Guidance and resources for the Local Government Elections:

 

 


 

Councillors

Once elected, the representatives are known as Councillors. Councillors spend most of their time working and/or living, in their local area.

 

They attend regular council committee meetings at various venues within the Vale of Glamorgan to discuss and decide upon local services and facilities.

 

To find out who your local Councillor is please visit our Members Search page.

 

Members Search

 

  How to contact Electoral Services