Elections on 2 May 2024

On Thursday 2 May 2024, elections will take place for all borough council and parish council seats.

All electors who are registered on 1 March 2024 register and eligible to vote will be sent a poll card around 26 March 2024. Further poll cards will be sent out during April to those electors registering to vote after 1 March 2024.

Election notices 

You can view the statements of the persons nominated for both the Borough Council elections and Parish Council elections using the links below:

Borough Council Election notices- Statement of Persons nominated

Parish Council Election notices - Statements of Persons nominated

You can view the notices of uncontested results for the Parish Councils elections using the link below:

Parish Council Elections - Uncontested Results Notices

You can view the notices of election agents for the Borough Council elections using the link below:

Borough Council - Notice of Election Agents

Requirement to show photographic ID in polling stations

Last year the Government introduced the requirement for electors voting in the polling station to show an accepted form of photographic ID before being issued with a ballot paper.  If you do not have any of the acceptable photographic ID, you can apply for a free election ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.  For more information, visit our Voter ID page.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate in time for these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Voting by post

If you are unable to attend the polling station, you can apply to vote by post. If you are not already a postal voter, we must receive your application by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.  You can make an application online at www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

For more information visit out vote by post page.

Voting by proxy

If you are unable to attend the polling station, you can apply to nominate somebody you trust to go to your polling station to vote on your behalf.  This person is known as your proxy.

Your proxy will need to show their own acceptable photo ID when voting on your behalf.  You will still be able to vote in person at your polling station if your proxy has not already voted for you.

Your proxy can apply to vote on your behalf by post. If they have a postal vote for your vote, you will not be able to vote in the polling station.

There are new limits to how many people an elector can act as a proxy for. At the same election, someone can only be a proxy for two people based in the UK. If they are acting as proxy for people living overseas, they can act as proxy for up to four people but only two of these can be based in the UK.

The deadline for us to receive applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024.  You can make an application online at www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote

For more information visit vote by proxy

Key dates for elections on 2 May 2024

Deadline for new applications to register in time to vote at the above election Tuesday 16 April 2024

Deadline for submitting applications to vote by post at the above election and to cancel or change existing postal and proxy voting arrangements

5pm Wednesday 17 April 2024

Deadline for applying for a Voter Authority Certificate

5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024

Deadline for submitting applications to vote by proxy at the above election

5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024
Polling Day

Thursday 2 May 2024

Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm