Local elections will be taking place on Thursday 2nd May 2024

Local elections will be taking place on Thursday 2nd May 2024. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. If you’re not sure where to vote, then you can find your local polling station here:

We want to remind you that you will need to show a photographic ID to vote. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or a Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA driver’s licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. The full list can be found on the Electoral Commission website here. Voters will be able to use expired IDs if they are still recognisable from the photo.

If you do not have the required photo ID, you must apply for a Voter Authority Certificate in order to be able to cast your vote. You can find information on how to register for a Voter Authority Certificate here. You’ll need to do this by 5pm on 24 April 2024 to be in time for the 2nd May elections.

While we acknowledge many may have a strong disillusionment towards political processes, we wish to highlight the importance of taking the time to go out and vote. We encourage all eligible individuals to exercise their voting rights on 2nd May 2024. Your participation bears significance, influencing critical decisions ranging from welfare policies to infrastructure maintenance. Your vote is instrumental in shaping the future trajectory of our local communities!