Elections and voting

Information on the electoral register including postal and proxy voting.

Results from most recent elections and archived results.

Guides to take you through the voting process.

Find your polling station. 

Annual canvass

You will receive a Household Enquiry Form (HEF) every year between August and November even if you have already registered. Forms are being sent out now. Find out more about completing the Household Enquiry Form.

When do elections take place?

District Council elections - every 4 years. Last election - Thursday 2 May 2019. Next election May 2023.

Town and Parish Council elections - every 4 years. Dates vary by parish.

County Council elections - every 4 years. Next election May 2021. Last election - Thursday 4 May 2017. 

Police and Crime Commissioner elections - every 4 years. Next election - Thursday 7 May 2020. Last election - Thursday 5 May 2016.

By-electionsIf a local councillor resigns or dies, the ‘seat’ becomes vacant and a by-election may be called to find a replacement. A by-election can happen at any time provided the vacancy occurs at least six month prior to the date for normal elections. 

Parliamentary electionsmust take place within five years of the previous parliamentary election, but can be called at any time. If an MP dies or resigns a by-election would be called. Last election - Thursday 12 December 2019. 

European Parliamentary elections - every 5 years. Last election - Thursday 23 May 2019.