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Elections and Voting

  • Voting

    Voting is an important way to make your voice heard on the issues that concern you. It is central to the way in which our democracy works.

  • Register to vote

    Your name must be on the Electoral Register before you can vote in local and national referendums.

  • How to vote

    If you are registered to vote you will be sent a poll card before an election.

  • Election Results

    Past election results from 1978 to date, including Borough elections (and by elections), County, Parliamentary and European

  • Becoming a candidate

    Almost anyone can stand for election to the local council. As long as you meet the criteria below, and can find ten people to support your nomination, you may put your name forward and become a candidate.

  • Elections and Voting: Frequently Asked Questions

    If you are unable to find the answer to your question please contact Electoral Services.

  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling places and Parliamentary constituencies

    Local authorities are required to carry out a review of Polling Districts and Polling Places every five years.

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