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Standing for Election

Becoming a Candidate

On Thursday 4 May 2023, elections will be held for all Ashford Borough Council's wards and parish councils. To stand for election as a borough ward councillor or parish councillor you must meet the eligibility requirements.

Can you stand for election to Ashford Borough Council? 

Can you stand for election to a Parish Council?


Nomination Papers must be submitted by hand. The deadline to submit nomination papers for the borough and parish elections is 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

2023 Borough Nomination Papers [pdf] 669KB

2023 Borough Ward Candidate Guidance [pdf] 553KB

2023 Parish Nomination Papers [pdf] 541KB

2023 Parish Nomination Guidance [pdf] 500KB

Election Timetable

Election Timetable for Thursday 4 May 2023

Guidance for Candidates and Agents

Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and Agents



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