2019 Local elections in York

Elections to appoint City of York councillors are held on a 4 year cycle; the next local elections in York are on Thursday 2 May 2019, between 7.00am and 10.00pm; see notices of elections.

Find out how to:

  • vote in person: you must visit your designated 'polling station' on election day, during opening hours
  • vote by proxy: you must apply by 5.00pm on 24 April

See election information for candidates or download an election timetable.

2019 local electons in York

The next local elections will take place in York on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Notices of local elections

See a list of wards and parishes where local elections are due to take place in May 2019:

Statements of Persons Nominated for local elections

See lists of persons nominated in wards and parishes where local elections are due to take place in May 2019:

European Parliamentary Elections May 2019

European Parliamentary Elections

European Parliamentary Elections will be held in York on Thursday 23 May 2019.

See further details of the 2019 European Parliamentary Election.

Recent elections

See recent election results in York.

Local elections and by-elections

Our 4-yearly local elections are used to elect councillors to represent each on of York's wards on the City of York Council. By-elections are use to elect a councillor in a single ward, whenever a position becomes available, for example when a councillor resigns or dies.

Once elected councillors are involved with setting policies that impact on their ward and across York. Councillors take part in the decision making process through their involvement in 'Full Council', committee meetings and board meetings - find out more about council committees.

Parliamentary or 'general' elections

The last general election was held in June 2017, the next is scheduled for 2022.

A general election is used to vote for Members of Parliament (MP) to represent York in the House of Commons, at the UK Parliament in Westminster, London. The UK is split into constituencies, and each constituency votes for an MP to represent them, using the 'first past the post' system.

There are two parliamentary constituencies for City of York Council:

  • York Central
  • York Outer

Voting in elections

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Election information for candidates

Get election information for candidates (and potential candidates) if you want to be elected as a member of City of York Council, and find out how to see copy of the register of electors to check electoral numbers for proposers, seconders or assentors to the nomination form.

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