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Current elections

Casual Vacancies

Future elections

  • Parliamentary elections (General elections), in which you vote for a Member of Parliament take place every five years. The next scheduled election will be held in May 2024. For more information about Parliamentary elections go to explore Parliament.
  • Wychavon is divided into 32 Wards, which are represented by 45 Councillors on Wychavon District Council. Elections for District Councillors take place every four years, on the first Thursday in May. Also within Wychavon there are Parish Councils (3.20 MB) which have between 5 and 24 Councillors. Elections for Parish Councillors take place at the same time as the District Council elections. The next Wychavon District Council and parish elections will be held in May 2023.

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Boundary reviews

The Boundary review Consultation is running from now until 2nd August. Maps and documentation can be viewed at Pershore Civic Centre, which is open by appointment at present. Call 01386 565000 to make an appointment.

The Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

It is proposed the wards of Harvington and Norton and Dodderhill will be moved from the Mid-Worcestershire Parliamentary Constituency into the Redditch County Constituency. 

The Mid-Worcestershire Constituency will be renamed Droitwich and Evesham County Constituency.

Read more about the review of parliamentary constituencies in England and have your say.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing the ward boundaries for Wychavon District Council.

Register of Electors

Due to national legislation we are unable to publish the ‘Register of Electors' online. You can view a paper copy of the full register at Pershore Civic Centre, but we do advise that the information is for electoral use only. Inspection of the register is done under supervision and only handwritten notes may be taken.

Electoral Registration Annual Canvass

Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are required to keep the register of eligible voters up to date. From July each year, they contact every household to find out if the details on the electoral register are correct. This is called the annual canvass.

Your household may be contacted in different ways, such as by:

  • post
  • email
  • phone
  • knocking on your door

If you need to update your details on the electoral register, it’s important that you respond as soon as you can. This means reminders don’t have to be sent, and someone does not need to visit you to get this information.

Online notification of changes can be made at www.householdresponse.com/wychavon. You will need the security codes from our email or forms to complete this.

Referendums

The first was National Referendums in 1975 for the European Communities membership to gauge support for continued membership. The second was in 2011 for the Alternative Vote, to change the voting from the 'first past the post' system.

A referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union took place on Thursday 23 June 2016.

UK-wide, national and regional referendums

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000 (PPERA) establishes a fixed legal framework for the conduct of any referendum held across the UK, or a referendum held in Scotland, Wales, England or Northern Ireland.

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Neighbourhood planning was introduced under the Localism Act to give members of the community a more ‘hands on’ role in the planning of their neighbourhoods. It enables communities to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and deliver the sustainable development they need through planning policies relating to the development and use of land.

Neighbourhood Planning in Wychavon

What is a petition for a change to a different form of governance?

The council can be petitioned to hold a referendum on whether our district should change to a different form of governance.

The Local Government Act 2000 requires the Council to publish a notice which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the council to hold a referendum on whether the district should change to a different form of governance.

Minimum number of signatures to support a valid petition

The minimum number, equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for the county of Worcestershire shown in the revised registers published at 15 February, is 5065.

This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 1 April 2020 and before 31 March 2021.

A new number will be published in February 2021 and if the number is less than 5065 then the new number will apply from the date published.

Temporary Jobs with Electoral Services

Election Jobs

On the run up to elections, on the day of poll itself, and post election for the counting of votes, the Returning Officer for the Wychavon area will need to recruit temporary staff to various clerical jobs.  

To help us recruit to these positions we hold a list of people who are interested in applying for these jobs and then we may contact them at the appropriate time to ascertain their availability on the required dates.

If you would like to have your name added to this list so that you can be considered for positions in the future please complete the  pdf Expression of interest (99 KB)  form and return it to the address shown.

Jobs recruited to include:

General Clerical Positions

These temporary posts may be for fixed or variable hours for one day or a number of days to be agreed at the relevant time.

As of 29 February 2008 all new employees are required to demonstrate their entitlement to work in the UK. All new employees will need to produce one of the following when requested to do so:

  • A valid Passport.
  • A full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland accompanied by an official document giving the applicants permanent National Insurance Number.
  • A residence permit, registration certificate or document certifying or indicating permanent residence.
  • Other forms of entitlement may be acceptable, please contact the Election Officer for information or visit the Borders & immigration Agency website.

Canvassers

We also recruit Canvassers during the annual canvass of electors in November. Please complete the pdf expression of interest form (99 KB)  if you are interested in this position and we may send you an application form in October.

Contact us

For more information contact the Electoral Services Team:

Electoral Services Team
Wychavon District Council
Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Pershore
WR10 2LF

Tel: 01386 565437 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
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