May 2023 elections and notices

Upcoming elections

District council and parish council elections will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Remember to bring ID to vote

From May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations.

The requirement to show ID will initially apply to:

  • Local elections
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • UK parliamentary by-elections

From October 2023 the requirement to show ID will also apply to UK general elections.

If you don't have accepted photo ID, you will be able to apply for a free voter ID document prior to the electionst, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate. 

Visit the Electoral Commission's website  to find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.

Notices of elections

View the notices of election for the May 2023 District Council and Parish Council elections. The notices were published on 20 March 2023. 

Staffing vacancies - May 2023

We recruit for various roles to help support the running of the elections. Roles cover activities in the run up to the election, supporting on the counting of votes and the poll day itself.

For further information and if you are interested in applying, please complete the elections polling and counting staff application form.