How can I make sure I'm able to vote in any forthcoming elections?
You can only vote if your name appears on the Register of Electors. If you are not sure whether you are registered, or if you need to register, please contact the Elections Team at the Shirehall on 0345 678 9015. Even when an election has been called, you still have time to register up to 11 working days before polling day.
Shortly before the election, we will send a poll card to all eligible registered householders to confirm the date of the election, the location of their polling station and the hours that it will be open. Whilst you do not need your poll card to vote, it is a useful reminder to you and it may help speed the voting process along, if you present it to the staff on duty at your allocated polling station when you go and vote.
If you have a postal vote in place, we will send you a postal poll card, to tell you when your ballot papers are likely to arrive, and what you should do in the unlikely event that they are not delivered.
Becoming a Councillor
In order to assist prospective Candidates and their Agents, Nomination Packs are prepared by the Elections Office. They contain all the paperwork that you need to prepare and run your campaign.
Information about each poll will also be published on individual webpages including all key dates within the election timetable, right through to the results of poll in each area.
Candidates may also wish to visit the Electoral Commission's website, as this contains useful information for Candidates and their Agents.