Notice of elections in Borough of Scarborough

Thursday, 14 March 2019

An election for all 46 Scarborough Borough Council seats will take place on Thursday 2 May.

Following a review in 2017/18 of our ward boundaries by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, we will move to a revised 20-ward structure for this May’s elections (from the current 25 wards) with four less seats than the current 50.

We therefore advise voters to visit to find out more information about whether their ward boundary has changed and also to check the location of their polling station.

We have also issued a Notice of Election for the area’s 39 parish councils, which will take place on 2 May.  

Nomination packs are available for anyone who wishes to stand as a candidate for Scarborough Borough Council and/or for one of the parish councils. Existing councillors wishing to continue to be councillors will need to complete a pack to be able to stand for election again.

Packs can be obtained by:

Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the Town Hall in Scarborough, during normal office hours and no later than 4pm, Wednesday 3 April.

Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in the elections. There is still time for people to register and this can be done easily online at before the deadline of midnight, Friday 12 April. Alternatively, people can contact our Customer First team for assistance on 01723 232323.

Anyone who will be on holiday on 2 May can apply to vote by post or by proxy, which is someone that can vote on their behalf at the named elector's usual polling station. More information about this can be found at

The deadline for applying to vote by post is 5.00pm, Monday 15 April. The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5.00pm, Wednesday 24 April.