Elections and voting

Types of elections

There are three types of elections in the Borough:

  • local government
  • parliamentary
  • police and crime commissioner

Local government elections are held every year on a four-year cycle.  Each year during years one to three, a third of the Councillors for the Borough of Broxbourne are elected to each of the ten wards in the Borough. In year four, Councillors are elected to Hertfordshire County Council in each of the six divisions comprising the Borough of Broxbourne.

Parliamentary (General) elections for the Broxbourne Constituency are held on a five-year cycle or when called by Parliament. 

Police and Crime Commissioner elections are held on a four-year cycle.

Borough Council Election – Thursday 5 May 2022

The election of a councillor in each of the 10 wards in the borough will take place on Thursday 5 May 2022. Elected councillors will serve for a four-year term of office on the Borough Council.

Significant election calendar dates

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 4pm - close of candidate nominations

Thursday 14 April 2022 - deadline for receiving applications for registration to vote

Tuesday 19 April 2022, 5pm - deadline for:

  • new postal vote applications
  • amendments or cancellations of postal proxy vote applications
  • changes to existing postal vote arrangements
  • changes to existing proxy vote arrangements

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 5pm - deadline for new proxy vote applications (excluding emergency applications)

Thursday 5 May 2022, 7am to 10pm - polling day

View the statutory election notices

More information

If you would like more information about elections in the Borough of Broxbourne, please email elections@broxbourne.gov.uk