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Register to vote

Find out how to register to vote and what information is on the electoral register. 

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Annual canvass

Find out what you need to do to keep the electoral register up-to-date.

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Inspect or buy the electoral register

Find out where you can inspect the register, how opt in or out of it and how to buy it.

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Apply to vote by post

Find out how to register to vote by post and view answers to popular questions.

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Proxy voting

What it is and how to apply for a Proxy vote.

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Polling stations

Find your local polling station.

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How to stand as a candidate

Find out how to stand in local, UK and European elections.

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View election results

View local, general and European election results.

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Contact your local councillor

Find out about your local councillor, how to contact them and the political make-up of the council.

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Mayoral Petition Notice

Read the statutory notice that's published annually with the number of electors required for a Mayoral election. 




Councillors are elected for a 4-year term by thirds (ie at each election a third of the council is elected). Elections are held every year except the county council year. The election years are 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and so on.​