This section provides you with more information on voting, why you should vote, how to register and different ways to vote, including by proxy or post.
It's important to register to vote and use your vote as it gives you a say on who represents you on local matters such as:
The next county council election is due to take place on 6 May 2021.
Key dates are:
The government also recently announced a planned amendment to emergency proxy voting rules which will allow people who are having to self-isolate due to coronavirus to apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on election day. You must still be registered to vote to apply for this.
Find out more about voting in your local area on polling day from your district or borough council:
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