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Elections 2019

Published on 28 March 2019

Elections 2019

On Thursday 2 May residents in Carlisle will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area.

In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching and Carlisle City Council is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April. Anyone can apply online at It takes just five minutes.

Jason Gooding, Carlisle City Council Chief Executive said:

“Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Carlisle. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said:

“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

If in doubt, check your details by giving us a call on 01228 817556.

  • Following a boundary review, all current Carlisle City Council wards will change at the next election. The Boundary Commission’s final recommendations were that Carlisle should be represented by 39 city councillors in the future: thirteen fewer than the current arrangement. The recommendations also proposed that those councillors should represent 13 three-councillor wards. These recommendations have now been implemented by Parliament; The Carlisle (Electoral Changes) Order 2019 is now in force. 
  • The new electoral arrangements to come into force at the Carlisle City Council elections in 2019.
  • Elections will be held in the following 13 wards on Thursday 2 May: Belah & Kingmoor; Botcherby & Harraby North; Brampton & Fellside; Cathedral & Castle; Currock & Upperby; Dalston & Burgh; Denton Holme & Morton South; Harraby South & Parklands; Longtown & the Border; Newtown & Morton North; Sandsfield & Morton West; Stanwix & Houghton; and Wetheral & Corby.
  • The official Notice of Election for the City Council elections was published on Friday, 15 March 2019. Candidates have until 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019 to submit their nominations. Nomination packs are available from Electoral Services, Civic Centre, Carlisle or by telephoning 01228 817555.
  • The deadline to register to vote in time for the election is midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.
  • The deadline for new postal vote applications or changes to existing postal applications is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
  • The deadline for new proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.
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