Elections in Oxford - 5 May 2022

Oxford City Council Election Results - 5 May 2022

Election results for Oxford City Council will be available on our Election Results 2022 page after the votes are counted. We expect the results in the early hours of Friday 6 May 2022.

City Council and Parish elections - 5 May 2022

City Council elections

There will be elections to all 24 wards in Oxford, with one councillor to be elected in each ward. The other councillor in each ward is due for re-election in May 2024. Councillors elected in May will serve until May 2026.

The wards are shown below.

  • Barton and Sandhills
  • Blackbird Leys
  • Carfax and Jericho
  • Churchill
  • Cowley
  • Cutteslowe and Sunnymead
  • Donnington
  • Headington
  • Headington Hill and Northway
  • Hinksey Park
  • Holywell
  • Littlemore
  • Lye Valley
  • Marston
  • Northfield Brook
  • Osney and St Thomas
  • Quarry and Risinghurst
  • Rose Hill and Iffley
  • St Clement's
  • St Mary's
  • Summertown
  • Temple Cowley
  • Walton Manor
  • Wolvercote

Blackbird Leys and Old Marston Parish Council elections

Elections will take place to Blackbird Leys Parish Council (14 vacancies) and Old Marston Parish Council (12 vacancies).

Blackbird Leys Parish is warded and the information below shows how many vacancies there are in each ward.

  • Blackbird Leys parish ward - 7 vacancies
  • Greater Leys parish ward - 7 vacancies


The notices relating to the elections will be published here as the timetable progresses.

Notices of election were published on 28th March - for the City Council elections and the parish elections.

List of nominated candidates - for the City Council elections (all wards).

List of nominated candidates for Old Marston Parish Council. There are more candidates (15) than vacancies (12) so a poll has been triggered and will be held on the same day as the City Council elections.

List of candidates elected unopposed to Blackbird Leys Parish Council. It each of the two parish wards there were fewer candidates than vacancies.

Notice of city council candidates' agents 

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

Candidates and nominations

The Notice of Election was published on Monday 28 March 2022. This opened the nomination period. The deadline for completed nomInations was 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022. The list of candidates is published above.


Notice of Elections agents' names and office addresses has been publlished above.

Polling Hours

Polling hours on Thursday 5 May 2022 will be from 7am until 10pm.

Polling Stations

Your polling station details will be on your polling card. If you've mislaid that please go to our polling station finder.

Registering to Vote – deadline for applications – Thursday 14 April 2022

For people not already registered, applications must be received by no later than Thursday 14 April in order to be able to vote on Thursday 5 May. To register online (it is simple and takes no more than five minutes, you need your National Insurance number to hand as it’s part of the registration process) please go to the Government's registration page.

If you are uncertain whether you are registered or would like a paper form to complete, please contact us on 01865 249811.

Poll Cards

Poll cards, stating the hours of the poll and the details of your polling station, will be sent to registered voters in early April.

Poll Cards for Postal Voters

Poll cards are also sent at the same time to postal voters to confirm that they are registered to receive a postal ballot pack and giving other information, including how to change or cancel the arrangement.

Please note that if you already have a postal arrangement in place, it can be changed or cancelled on application received no later than 5pm on Thursday 14 April. It CANNOT be changed or cancelled after that date.

Absent Voting

Postal Vote – deadline for applications - 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022

Anyone who is registered to vote at the elections may apply to vote by post. An application form is obtainable from our Postal Voting page or from the Elections Office at the Town Hall.

Completed applications have to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer, via the Elections Office, Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022. If you have the facility we encourage people to submit their applications via e-mail. After signing the applications may be sent as a scan/photo via an e-mail attachment to postalvote@oxford.gov.uk.

Applications must be signed in ink and by the elector themselves. Exceptions do apply on providing a signature but those are if a person cannot sign due to a physical or mental impairment, not because someone isn’t in the country, for example.

Easter is quite late this year and its placement has separated the registration and postal vote deadlines, which are normally on consecutive days. If you intend to send in a paper postal vote application then don’t let this fool you into thinking you have extra time, after registering, you don’t. There will be no postal collections or deliveries over the Easter weekend. So we encourage you to either scan/photo the form and e-mail it in or drop it off to the Town Hall yourself (the Town Hall post box is next to the old Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop).

Posting of Postal Vote Packs

It is intended that postal ballot papers will be posted around Thursday 21 April 2022. Although they will be sent first class, there is no guarantee that they will be delivered the day after they have been posted.

Therefore if you are going to go away before 27 April and the postal papers are due to be sent to your home address you may need to consider changing that arrangement to be on the safe side.

Proxy vote – deadline for applications – Tuesday 26 April 2022

Voters may alternatively apply to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. Proxy applications must be received by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

Please note that applications to vote by proxy have to be supported by a reason for requiring a proxy (e.g. because of being away on holiday on polling day). This is detailed on the application form. For further information and/or a paper application form, please contact us.

Emergency proxies

After 5pm on Wednesday 27 April 2022, there is provision for the appointment of a proxy because of unforeseen illness/physical incapacity or work reasons.

Any such applications (i) can be allowed only if the incapacity/work reason occurred after the above date and time; (ii) have to be attested (supported) by a specified person (e.g. a doctor, line manager); and (iii) can be received from then, but no later than 5pm on polling day, Thursday 5 May 2022. Further guidance is obtainable from the Elections Office.

Further Information/Contact Us

For further information on these elections, you can email us or telephone the Elections Office during office hours on 01865 249811 or write to the Elections Office, Town Hall, St. Aldate's Oxford, OX1 1BX. 

For detailed general information on all aspects of electoral matters, visit the Electoral Commission website. The Commission has also established an additional website specific to registering to vote and voter queries about forthcoming elections.