Local Election Timetable 2023
Elections – Thursday 4 May 2023
The next elections will be held in Stevenage on Thursday 4 May 2023. These are elections to Stevenage Borough Council.
Below is the timetable of key dates and events for this election.
|Event||Date (deadline if not midnight)|
|Publication of Notice of Election||Friday 24 March 2023|
Deadline for the receipt of Nomination Papers
|Tuesday 4 April 2023 (4pm)|
|Publication of Statement as to Persons Nominated||Wednesday 5 April 2023 (4pm)|
|Deadline for receiving applications for registration||Monday 17 April 2023|
|Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes||Tuesday 18 April 2023 (5pm)|
|Deadline for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates||Tuesday 25 April 2023 (5pm)|
|Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxy)||Tuesday 25 April 2023 (5pm)|
|Publication of Notice of Poll||Tuesday 25 April 2023 (5pm)|
|Deadline for the appointment of Polling and Counting Agents||Wednesday 26 April 2023|
|Polling Day||Thursday 4 May 2023 (7am to 10pm)|
|Election Count (Declaration of Results)||Friday 5 May 2023|
Electoral registration, including how to register - the deadline to register to vote is Monday 17 April 2023 (to be effective for this election).
Voting by post - the deadline for receiving new postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023 (to be effective for this election).
Voting by proxy - the deadline for receiving new proxy vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023 (to be effective for this election).
Voting by emergency proxy - the deadline for receiving new proxy vote applications on the grounds of work, medical emergency, or Covid-19 based reasons, is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023 (to be effective for this election).
You can download these applications below:
- Emergency employment proxy vote application form
- Emergency disability proxy vote application form
- Your photo ID is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged, and the deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate has passed
Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or posted to Electoral Services Office, Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage SG1 1HN.
The UK government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.