Election Information

Notice of Election
This document details the election of Parish Councillors in the Vale of White Horse District.
Seven Councillors are to be elected for Uffington.
The document also provides information on nominations and on the election process.
NoE - Vale Parishes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [72.1 KB]

The Next Parish Council election will be on 4 May 2023. There will be seven (up from 6 at the 2019 election) available places on the Parish Council. The process is as follows:

  • All current councillors resign.
  • Applications for councillors (including those from resigning councillors who wish to be candidates at the following election) are submitted to the Vale.
  • If there are more candidates than positions on the council an election is held and the seven receiving the highest number of votes are elected.
  • In the event that there are the same number or fewer candidates than positions, those candidates are appointed without an election being held.
  • Any remaining vacancies can be filled by volunteers who can be ‘co-opted’ by the council subject to them being agreed by existing councillors.


If you would like to become a councillor, please keep an eye open for details of dates and when and where to submit your registration details. If you would like to know more about being a councillor, please feel free to discuss this with any of the current councillors or the Clerk .

Bring photo ID when voting in local elections – Citizens Advice

The government has introduced a requirement for voters to show a photo ID when voting at a polling station in local elections taking place in England. This will apply to residents of South Oxfordshire and Vale when they cast their ballots on 4 May 2023.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include a driver’s licence, passport, some kinds of bus pass, and others. All of these IDs must be originals, not copies, but some expired documents will be accepted.


People who have no photo ID can contact South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC), which will enable them to go ahead and vote. The deadline for applying for a VAC is 5 pm on 25 April. You can also apply for a VAC online at https://www.gov.uk, giving your name and address, date of birth and National Insurance number, and submitting a photo (similar specification to passport photos). 

You can also vote by post, in which case no photo ID is needed. If you fill in a postal vote application form, this must arrive at SODC by 5 pm on 18 April. Your ballot paper must reach its destination by 10 pm on 4 May.


More information is available from https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk or from Citizens Advice Adviceline on 0808 278 7907.

Volunteer Councillor Application Information

Below are links to a nomination pack for those who wish to stand in May. Also lnked is a sample completed form which explains what information needs to go into each box.

You may not know your local elector number, but don’t worry as the Parish Clerk (Julia Evans) will be provided with this information nearer the time, and the elections team will have access to it at the Vale.


There is an online briefing session on 2nd March at 5.30pm. If anyone wants to attend please email elections@southandvale.go.uk to register your interest.


Forms must be submitted in person at Abbey House Abbingdon between 10am and 4pm from 20th March to 4th April inclusive.


Julia will take forms in on your behalf and plans to go to the Vale on Friday 24th March and Monday 3rd April. If you’d like her to take your signed paper form, please ensure that she has it by Thursday 23rd March or Sunday 2nd April. You can do this by post to her home address (Mrs Julia Evans, The Greenway, Moorcroft, West Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8RG)

or by leaving it in an envelope, anonymously, at the Parish Chairman's house (10 Craven Common) by 10am on 23 March or 3 April marked 'for Parish Clerk'.

Nomination pack including Application Form
This pack contains complete instructions on how to fill in the form and a blank form to complete for registration
Microsoft Word document [220.0 KB]
Sample Completed Form
Adobe Acrobat document [3.1 MB]

The briefing material for candidates (below) looks a rather bureaucratic document but there is a large number of rules and restrictions around formal elections. It is worth a skim at least if you are thinking of putting yourself forward as you wouldn't want to become disqualified due to an administrative mistake.

Briefing details for candidates
Briefing for candidates and agents 2023 [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [402.6 KB]

The Parish Council election in May 2019 was uncontested. This means that six people stood for the six available places on the Parish Council. The notice below confirms the members duly elected.

Notice of Uncontested Election 2019
Uffington NOUE.PDF
PDF File [58.3 KB]

Parish Council elections are held every 4 years. The next district and parish elections will be held in 2023.

Site Updated:

12 May 2023

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