2019 Elections

When are the next scheduled elections?

Borough council elections

The election of borough councillors is held three times every four years on the first Thursday in May, namely 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2026 etc.

The next scheduled Borough Elections took place on 7 May 2020.

Watford Borough is represented by 36 Ward Councillors, with three councillors representing each ward.

Watford Mayoral election

The Election of Watford’s Mayor is held once every four years.

The next scheduled Mayoral Election will be May 2022 combined with Borough elections scheduled for the same date.

County council elections

The election of councillors to serve on Hertfordshire County Council is held every fourth year on the first Thursday in May.

The next scheduled County Council elections will be May 2021.

Watford Borough is represented by six County Councillors.

Parliamentary general election

Members of Parliament are elected to the House of Commons every five years and the next elections are scheduled for May 2022.

The last Parliamentary election was held on 8 June 2017.

The whole of the area administered by Watford combined with 13 Wards from Three Rivers District Council forms the Watford Constituency.

Police and crime commissioner elections

The last election for the new Police and Crime Commissioner for the Hertfordshire Police Authority took place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years, with the next elections scheduled for May 2020.

European parliamentary elections

The last European parliamentary elections were held on Thursday 23 May 2019. Watford, in addition to 46 other local authorities in the region, combine to form the European Parliamentary Eastern Region.


There are no forthcoming referendums.


rating button