Nominations are now closed for the forthcoming Borough Council election.
One seat is being contested in each of the 10 wards for which a list of candidates can be viewed online. Candidates contesting the seats are members of the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Parties as well as an Independent.
Polling will take place on Thursday 4 May from 7am to 10pm, with the election count taking place in the evening after close of polling.
Residents wanting to register to vote can do so by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by contacting the Council’s Election Office. The registration deadline is Monday 17 April. Anybody who has recently received an election poll card is already registered.
- Electors who wish to vote by post need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.
- Electors who wish to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.
The Government has recently introduced a requirement for photo ID to be shown when voting at a polling station at some elections. When voting via post, photo ID is not required. This new protocol applies to the upcoming local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call 0800 328 0280.
Any elector that does not already have an accepted form of photo ID can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. Please visit www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate.