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Important changes are coming for the May 2023 local elections

All residents voting in person at the May 2023 elections will be required to show an acceptable form of ID to be able to vote. This does not affect postal voting. Find out more here.

The next scheduled elections will be the full District and Parish Elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

All District, Parish and Town Councillors will stand down and elections will take place to replace them.

The key dates for the election are as follows:

Publication of notice of election Friday 17 March 2023
Delivery of nomination papers to the Returning Officer From Monday 20 March until the deadline of 4pm, Tuesday 4 April 2023
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated No later than 4pm, Wednesday 5 April 2023
Last date to register as an elector for the election Monday 17 April 2023
Deadline for submission of a postal vote application form 5pm, Tuesday 18 April 2023
Deadline for submission of a proxy vote application form 5pm, Tuesday 25 April 2023
Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, if required ** 5pm, Tuesday 25 April 2023
Polling Day 7am to 10pm, Thursday 4 May 2023
Day of the count Commencing at 10am, Friday 5 May 2023

** From the elections on 4 May 2023, electors voting at a polling station will be required to provide photo ID before being given their ballot papers. If you don’t have one of the acceptable forms of Voter ID, you may apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Further details about the election and deadlines will be published on this page in due course.


Registering to vote

If you are not already registered to vote, you can do so online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal voting

If you would like to vote by post at this election, forms can be downloaded from https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/apply-vote-post or contact us for a paper form to be posted to you.

Proxy voting

If you would like to vote by proxy at this election, forms can be downloaded from https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/apply-vote-proxy or contact us for paper form to be posted to you.

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