Information about upcoming ward and parish by-elections will be displayed on this page.


You can download a nomination paper from part 2 of the relevant guidance on the Electoral Commission's website:

Ward elections guidance and nomination paper

Parish elections guidance and nomination paper

If you would like to request a nomination pack from the Electoral Services Office directly, please complete the request form below and they will send you one with the dates and election area pre-filled.

Request a nomination paper

Find out statistical data for areas within Herefordshire

Informal checks on nomination papers

We are offering to undertake informal checks on nomination papers this year before you officially submit it by hand. You don't have to do this but it may prevent you having to make multiple journeys to correct any incorrect information. If you would like an informal check undertaken please send your nomination paper via email to

Be aware there is personal data on the nomination paper so it needs to be password protected. Do not send the password via email. Ensure you provide a phone number and we will ring you for the password.

What to include in your nomination email for the informal check

If you are not standing as a party candidate then you only need to provide us with one nomination paper, the home address form and the consent to nomination (all pages).

If you are standing for a party, in addition to the above, you will need to provide certificate of authorisation and a request for party emblem (if applicable).

Electoral register and absent vote lists

If you want to request the register and absent vote lists, there are forms for these in the nomination pack. If you require these lists, please don't send these to us for the informal check, these can be brought in when you submit your nomination paper by hand.

The next step after the informal check

Once we have done the informal check, we will contact you to tell you if the paperwork is okay, or, if there are any amendments needed. We will provide you with a checklist with any errors, and you can then re-submit the nomination pack again for another informal check.

Make an appointment to officially submit your nomination

Appointments can only be made on working days (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 10am and 4pm during the nomination period.

Phone us on 01432 260107 or email to make an appointment.

The nomination paper must be hand-delivered to the Town Hall in St Owen Street, Hereford. You must wait for a member of the Electoral Services Team to take the paperwork from you. Do not leave your paperwork with anyone else or on reception.


A hustings is a meeting where election candidates or parties debate policies and answer questions from the audience. Hustings provide voters with an opportunity to hear the views of candidates or parties. Candidates are entitled to use council-owned premises to hold their hustings. View a full list of these buildings. Please note that not all buildings are currently open to the public. For further information see the hustings page on The Electoral Commission's website.