Elections 2022

Elections 2022 - Kidlington Parish Council by-elections

Following the resignations of two parish councillors from Kidlington Parish Council, we have received requests to hold elections to fill the vacancies.

The notice of election for the two parish wards – Roundham and St Mary’s – was published on Thursday 10 November. There is one vacancy (“seat”) in each parish ward.

Nominations closed at 4pm on Friday 18 November and there are two candidates in each ward. Polling day will be Thursday 15 December 2022. 

Residents in Roundham and St Mary's Wards that are eligible to vote will receive a poll card shortly, they were posted out on Monday 21 November. If you are not currently on the electoral register, please visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You must apply by 11:59pm on Tuesday 29 November in order to vote in these by-elections. 

Electors in the Roundham Ward who vote in person will have a new polling station for this election. You will vote at Exeter Hall rather than a mobile station in Lyne Road. Full address details will be included on your poll card. There is no change to the polling station for electors in the St Mary's Ward, it remains Kidlington Baptist Church. Hours of poll are 7am to 10pm.

Residents in either area who don't already have a permanent postal vote and would like to apply for a postal vote for these elections are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. A short application form must be completed and submitted to the Democratic and Elections Team by 5pm on Wednesday 30 November. Completed forms can be emailed to the team elections@cherwell-dc.gov.uk. Dates for postal vote dispatch will be confirmed during week commencing 21 November.

Royal Mail have scheduled strikes during the election period, which may have a knock-on effect for anyone who votes by post. When you receive your postal voting pack, please return it as soon as you can, to mitigate any delays caused by the strikes. You can read more details on the Kidlington by-election postal vote page