Local Government Elections - 3 May 2018
The Local Government Elections were held on Thursday 3 May 2018. Polling Stations were open from 7am-10pm on the day.
All 63 seats across all 21 council wards in the borough were up for election, electing 63 Councillors.
Voting and election FAQs
- On polling day
- Register to vote
- Postal vote
- Proxy vote
- Electoral registers
- Standing for an election.
- Working at elections.
The Electoral Commission have developed a useful website Your Vote Matters which has answers to a range of ‘Frequently asked Questions’.
Who can vote in a Local Election?
To vote in a local government election a person must be registered to vote, 18 years or over on polling day in England and Wales:
- a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
- resident in the UK
- not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
The following people cannot vote in a Local Government election:
- anyone who is not a British, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen
- convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
- anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election.
More information about who is eligible to vote