Everyone's vote is important so make sure you don't miss out on your opportunity to have your say at the local elections on 4 May 2017

It's very important, in these changing times, that everyone has their say, so we're re-energising our Voting Campaign to make sure all our residents have the opportunity to cast their vote on 4 May 2017.


The first step is to make sure that everyne is registered to vote.  The deadline for this is midnight on Friday 13th April.  The registration process can be completed online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.  If you experience any difficulties, contact your local Electoral Registration Officer (ERO).  Click here to enter your postcode and get details of your ERO.

How do we vote?

There are three ways of casting your vote.  (Find out more at https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/how-do-i-vote.)

1 In person at the Polling Station on Election Day
2 By post – using the form available online: https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/177408/FORMS-Postal-Vote-MAY16.pdf.  Deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2017
3 By proxy – using the form available online: https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/177405/FORMS-Particular-Election-Proxy-MAY16.pdf.  Deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Need more information about the important issues?

  • Get in touch with your local Council and invite local candidates for the elections to visit your homes and talk to your residents.
  • Organise your own hustings, or arrange an outing to attend local meetings.
  • Keep an eye on articles in local and national newspapers, share information and encourage residents and your colleagues to do the same.
  • Encourage residents to watch/listen to the local news on TV and radio and discuss the topics raised.