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You are now on the councils' new website platform. Read about the changes.

Elections and voting

Your guide to elections and how, where and when to vote

This page covers electoral services for both councils. If you have chosen to access information from your own council only, selecting one of the services below will take you to information for that council.

Guide to elections

Details of the type of elections held, their purpose, the areas they represent and the number of elected representatives

How to register to vote and electoral registration FAQs

Read guidance on how to register to vote and other frequently asked questions relating to electoral registration

Annual Canvass

Each year we write to every household to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes.

Guide to voting

Read our guidance and answers to frequently asked questions on the voting process

Petitioning for an elected mayor

Our current executive arrangements on how to petition for a directly elected mayor

Upcoming elections

Find out about upcoming elections

Election results

Find out recent election results

New voter ID requirements - May 2023

Find out what ID is required to vote

Help for disabled voters

Find out what support is available for disabled voters