Your new Buckinghamshire Council is here
From 1 April 2020, the five district and county councils serving Buckinghamshire’s residents have been replaced by the new Buckinghamshire Council.
For all the latest news, updates and information from Buckinghamshire Council, please visit: buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Please note: Due to the Government’s announcement postponing the 2020 elections, the first elections for Buckinghamshire Council will now take place on 6 May 2021.
For more information please read New council outlines political arrangements following postponement of elections
Original elections information
Elections for the new Buckinghamshire Council, the Town and Parish Councils and the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be on 7 May 2020.
All of these elections will be administered through three local election centres.
- Aylesbury office (The Gateway) – for wards, town & parish councils and the PCC within the former Aylesbury Vale District area
- Amersham office (King George V House) – for wards, town & parish councils and the PCC within the former Chiltern District and South Bucks District areas
- Wycombe office (Queen Victoria Road) – for wards, town & parish councils and the PCC within the former Wycombe district area
How do I vote in these elections?
Polling cards which state when the elections are taking place, where you need to go to vote and confirmation of your postal or proxy vote (if you have registered for this) will be posted through your door week commencing 30 March 2020.
To check you are registered and/or eligible to vote in each of these elections, please contact the relevant election office using the contact details below.
- Former Aylesbury Vale District
- Former Chiltern District
- Former South Bucks Districts
- Former Wycombe District
For more information, choose one of the options below:
Postal and Proxy votes
- Applying for postal votes and proxy votes – Application forms to apply to vote by post or by proxy (someone votes on your behalf) are available from the electoral commission website.
- Completed postal vote applications must be received by your elections office by 5pm, Wednesday 22 April.
- Completed proxy vote applications must be received by your elections office 5pm, Wednesday 29 April
4pm, Wednesday 8 April
Deadline to submit nomination papers, withdrawals or appoint an election agent
By 4pm, Thursday 9 April
List of candidates standing for election published
Midnight, Tuesday 21 April
Register to vote deadline
5pm, Wednesday 22 April
Postal vote and postal proxy application deadline
5pm, Wednesday 29 April
Proxy vote application deadline
7am – 10pm, Thursday 7 May
Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Whilst this election is being administered by the local elections area offices in Buckinghamshire, the lead authority or Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire is Cherwell District Council.
For further details about these elections, visit the Police and Crime Commissioner elections page on the Cherwell District Council website.
Information for agents and candidates standing for election
Official guidance is available on the Electoral Commission website:
Interested in being a councillor?
If you are interested in being a councillor on either the new Buckinghamshire Council or in one of the town and parish councils in Buckinghamshire you can find out more on our Be a councillor page.