Elections May 2023

The District and Parish elections will be held on Thursday 04 May 2023. 

Elections will be held for all 36 district council seats and 24 parish councils.

Voter identification 

May 2023 will be the first elections where you must show an accepted form of photographic ID at the polling station in order to vote. 

More information can be found on the dedicated Voter ID page

Register to vote

If your details are not on the electoral register, you will not be able to vote.

Register to vote by clicking on the button below.

Important dates: 

Event Date
Deadline to register to vote Midnight 17 April 2023
Deadline to apply for a postal vote or change an existing postal vote 5pm 18 April 2023
Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate 5pm 25 April 2023
Deadline to apply for a proxy vote 5pm 25 April 2023
Deadline to apply for an emergency proxy 5pm 4 May 2023
Polling day 4 May 2023

Voting by post

The deadline to apply for a postal vote at this election is 5pm 18 April 2023.

For information on voting by post at this election, please see our postal votes page

Voting by proxy

For information on voting by proxy (when someone votes on your behalf) at this election, please see our proxy votes page

Poll cards

Poll cards will be issued to all registered voters following the publication of the Notice of Election on 22nd March 2023. 

If you have not received a poll card, it could mean that you are not registered to vote. Register to vote using the button below. 

If you are registered and have still not received your poll card by the 7 April, please contact electoral services using the contact form below.

How to stand for election 

For more information please visit standing for election.

Election Notices

Election notices will be displayed here. 

Last updated 19 January 2023
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