Local Council Elections 2019

Make a change, become a Godalming Town Councillor

If you care about Godalming and are passionate about our community, we need you.  Join us and make a local change.

What Do Local Councils Do?

Godalming Town Council has an overall responsibility for the wellbeing of our local community.  The Council’s work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of Services
  • Improve quality of life for residents
  • Give communities a democratic voice

Becoming a Local Councillor

As a local Councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change.  Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.  Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally

Getting Elected

To stand for election to a local council you must:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

If you are interested contact the Council on: 01483 523575

Guidance Documents and Information for the Local Council Elections - 2019

Below you will find information about what a local council is and what it does and how Godalming Town Council supports our community (please click on the image to open the document in a new window).

Timetable for Elections 2019 (please click on the image below to open the document in a new window).

Guidance Documents for Candidates (please click on each image to open the document in a new window).