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Elections

View election and voting information, including how to be a candidate, election notices, results and how to vote.

New requirement for voting

The UK Government has introduced a new requirement for voters to show photo ID at a polling stations. This will apply at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

To make sure you don't lose your opportunity to vote, it's important to know which forms of photo ID are acceptable. If you do not have suitable photo ID, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Voter ID - more information on the Electoral Commission website
Voter Authority Certificate - how to apply on GOV.UK
Information for voters - more information

Election results

Find the results of the elections together with results from past elections.

View election results

Election notices

Find the various notices connected with the elections, including notice of election, statement of persons nominated and notice of poll.

View election notices

How to be a candidate

Find all information for candidates, including nomination packs and links to the electoral commission.

View candidates and nominations

Registering to vote

Explains how to get registered if you are not on the register of electors.

Register to vote

Postal and proxy votes

How to apply for a postal or proxy vote; how to complete your postal vote pack and what to do if you lose spoil or don't receive your postal vote pack.

Postal and proxy votes

Frequently asked questions

The Frequently asked questions are being updated and they will be available soon.

Key dates: Local Elections 2023

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