Change to SBC election cycle from Thursday, 7 May 2026
Swindon Borough Council unanimously resolved on Thursday, 12 October 2023 to move to whole council elections from May 2026.
Further information is available to view in the explanatory document (PDF).
Borough and Police and Crime Commissioner elections – Thursday, 2 May 2024
Elections are scheduled for the following:
- one member of each Swindon Borough Council ward except Chiseldon and Lawn
- the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Wiltshire Police area
Nomination papers for the borough elections are now available and must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer in Room 11, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, during office hours from 10am on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 until 4pm on Friday, 5 April 2024. Informal checks of nomination papers (PDF) are highly advisable and can be booked by emailing email@example.com.
The Police and Crime Commissioner election is overseen by Wiltshire Council, and any prospective candidates and agents should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Referendums and petitions 2024
The Local Government Act 2000 requires the Council to publish a notice which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum on whether the borough should change to a different form of governance. This applies to petitions to the Council, submitted between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025.