Elections and registering to vote

Local government elections are held every year of a four year cycle.  During years one to three, a third of the councillors for the borough of Broxbourne are elected each year.  In year four, councillors are elected to the County Council.  Parliamentary (General) elections are held on a five year cycle or when called by Parliament.

Borough Council Election - Thursday 3 May 2018

The Borough Council election will take place on Thursday 3 May 2018.

The main dates for the election are as follows:

Friday 6 April - 4pm

Deadline for delivery of candidate nomination papers

Tuesday 17 April 

Deadline for receiving applications for registration to vote

Wednesday 18 April

Deadline for:

new postal vote applications

new postal proxy vote applications

changes to existing postal vote arrangements

changes to existing proxy vote arrangements

Wednesday 25 April - 5pm

Deadline for new proxy vote applications (excluding emergency applications)

Thursday 3 May 

Polling day - 7am to 10pm

The various statutory election notices in connection with the election can be viewed in the 'Documents' section to the right of this page.

For more information

If you would like more information about elections in the Borough of Broxbourne, please call the Council helpline on (01992) 785577 or email elections@broxbourne.gov.uk

For more information about elections generally or voting, please go to the Electoral Commission website 

Registering to vote

To register to vote, please complete the online form www.gov.uk/register-to-vote 

You can register to vote if you are 16 years old or over and a British citizen or an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK.  You cannot vote until you are 18 years old.  A full list of qualifying Commonwealth and European Union countries is available to view on the About My Vote Website 

Annual Register of Electors and 'The Open Register'

The Register of Electors is published annually.  The electoral register is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote in the Borough.

By law, the 'full' register is only available for public inspection under supervised access which is available at the Borough Offices.  It is also provided to political parties, credit referencing agencies and the police.  Residents are encouraged to register, not only to give themselves the opportunity to vote, but because many credit companies and building societies use the register to confirm residence when considering applications for finance. If a person's name does not appear on the register they may find it more difficult to obtain a loan, bank account or even a mobile phone.

The Open Register is an extract of the Electoral Register, but is not used for elections.  It can be bought by any person, company or organisation and may be used for marketing purposes.  Your name and address will be included in the Open Register unless you ask for it to be removed.  Those wishing for their details to be removed from the Open Register should contact the Electoral Services team.

Applying for a postal vote

Any person on the electoral register can apply for a postal vote.  The closing date for postal applications is 11 working days before the election.  To apply for a postal vote, please either complete and return the form to the right of the page, or apply via the About My Vote website 

Applying for a proxy vote

You may wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf for reasons such as physical incapacity or your occupation or employment.  Your proxy will go to your polling station and complete your ballot paper for you.

Applications for a proxy vote must specify the circumstances by which the applicant cannot vote in person.  

Application forms for postal and proxy votes are available to print to the right of the page or can be collected from the Borough Offices or one stop shops.

Please return completed forms to:  Electoral Registration, Borough of Broxbourne, Borough Offices, Bishops' College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 9XQ.

Polling Stations

Polling stations are situated at various locations around the Borough and on election day are open from 07:00 to 22:00.  The location of the polling stations to be used at each election will be shown on this page under the 'Documents' section in due course.

Election Results

Results of past elections are avaiable from the election results .