Local Election Timetable 2023

The Electoral Commission has published the timetable for the 2023 Local Elections. This contains key dates around nominations, voting and postal voting registrations and election expense deadlines.

There will be major local elections in England on 4 May – with principal, mayoral and town/parish council elections taking place.

You can download the full timetable from the Electoral Commission here.

Some of the key dates are:

Deadline for submitting Nomination Papers: 4pm on Tuesday 4 April
Deadline to register to vote: Monday 17 April
Deadline for Postal Vote applications: 5pm on Tuesday 18 April
Deadline for Proxy Vote applications: 5pm on Tuesday 25 April
POLLING DAY: Thursday 4 May

Deadlines for submitting Election Expenses:
Thursday 1 June (for all Town/Parish Council elections)
Thursday 8 June (for results declared on 4 May)
Friday 9 June (for results declared on 5 May)
Monday 12 June (for results declared between 6 & 8 May)

Remember the deadline for emergency replacement of lost or spoilt postal ballot papers is 5pm on Polling Day.

It’s important to note that the date for postal ballots going in the mail will vary between local councils, so make sure to get in touch with your local authority to get this key information.

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