When do I officially become a candidate?
The regulated period for the 2023 elections in England begins on the day after the date you officially become a candidate and ends on polling day, 4 May 2023.
The earliest date you can officially become a candidate is the last date for publication of the notice of election, which will be Monday 27 March 2023.
You will officially become a candidate on this day if on or before this date you have already declared yourself a candidate at the election (or another person has declared that you are a candidate).
If after this date you or others declare that you will be a candidate at the election, you will become a candidate on the date such a declaration is made, or on the date that you submit your nomination papers, whichever is the earlier.
How can I obtain a copy of the Register and Absent Voters list?
Candidates are entitled to a copy of the nomination register of electors for the electoral area they are standing in and a copy of the list of absent voters.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy.
Where can I find a list of polling stations?
The final list of polling stations will be available on this website once the link is live (This should be around mid March). The website link will identify any new polling stations to be used on 4 May, following a polling place review in 2022.
When will poll cards go out to voters?
New style enveloped poll cards will be sent around 23 March 2023. The envelope will contain an A4 letter which will include information on Voter ID and how to apply for the free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) if the elector doesn’t have the required ID listed on the poll card.
When will postal voters receive their postal vote packs?
Postal voters should receive their postal vote packs from 19 April 2023. There will be separate postal packs for Borough and Parish elections.