Current and upcoming elections

This page includes information about any elections or referendums currently scheduled to take place in the Vale of White Horse. 

Election Notices

Please note that the notice of election specifies that an election is to be held for five councillors. The election, if required, will elect four councillors. Six councillors were elected in May with a further co-opted at a Council meeting in May. All other information on the notice is correct.


By-elections can occur in any district, ward or parish if a serving councillor resigns, dies or is disqualified, thereby creating a 'casual vacancy'.

When a casual vacancy arises, the relevant council must publish a "Notice of Vacancy". If a request to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the returning officer, and it fulfils the criteria below, a by-election will be held.

  • For a district council vacancy a request for an election must have the signatures of two electors registered within the District.
  • For a parish or town council vacancy a request for an election must have the signatures of ten electors registered within the parish, to be received before the deadline stated in the Notice of Vacancy.

The candidate elected at the by-election will then serve the remainder of the term in office until the next election. 

The returning officer for Vale of White Horse District Council is Margaret Reed (see details in Contact section of this page).

Current vacancies

There are current no vacant councillor positions in the Vale of White Horse

Last reviewed: 06 - 09 - 2019

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