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Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner elections - Thursday 2 May 2024

On Thursday 2 May 2024 elections are being held for all 51 District Councillor seats, all 53 Parish/Town Councils, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire Area. There may also be Neighbourhood Planning Referendums in some areas.
These pages will be updated further as we approach the elections.

 

Voter ID 

In order to vote in the elections taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024, electors must present an acceptable form of photo ID in the polling station in order to be issued with a ballot paper. This also applies to any elector who has a proxy set up (someone who votes on their behalf).

The most common forms of photo ID will be accepted in the polling station e.g. Passports, photo driving licences, Bus Passes, Student PASS cards and some concessionary travel cards. 

If an elector does not have an acceptable form of photo ID, they can apply free of charge for a Voter authority Certificate.

For more information on Voter Authority Certificates and the acceptable forms of photo ID's, please click here to read our Voter ID page. 

Registering to vote

Register to vote deadline - Midnight, Tuesday 16 April 2024

To register to vote, please go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your national insurance number and registering only takes a few minutes.

Voting by post

Postal vote deadline - 5pm, Wednesday 17 April 2024

To apply for a postal vote either:

Completed applications must be received by Wednesday 17 April 2024. The first postal votes  (for residents whose application has been processed before 27 March 2024) are expected to hit on Saturday 13 April 2024 and the second batch on Friday 19 April 2024.

Voting by proxy

Proxy vote deadline - 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024

To apply for a proxy vote either:

 Completed applications must be received by Wednesday 24 April 2024. A reminder your proxy will need to vote on your behalf at your polling station and present Voter ID.

Emergency Proxy

Emergency Proxy deadline - 5pm Thursday 2 May 2024

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you can't vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy, to allow someone you trust to vote on your behalf at your polling station. This must be due to reasons that you weren't aware of before the Wednesday 24 April at 5pm.

You may be able to request an emergency proxy if one of the following applies:

You have a medical emergency

You are away for work

Please download and complete the relevant application form from the links above and return to Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Stroud, GL5 4UB or send a clear scan or photo of the completed form by email to elections@stroud.gov.uk. The completed application form needs to be returned by 5pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.

An elector can apply for an emergency proxy on the grounds relating to Voter ID if after the deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024) and 5pm on polling day (Thursday 2 May 2024) any of the following apply:

  • Elector or proxy's photographic ID, Voter Authority Certificate of Anonymous Elector's Document has been lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged so that it is no longer useable - must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024.
  • Elector or proxy has sent their photographic ID that they would use in a polling station to another person/organisation to prove their identity and is unlikely to be returned in time for polling day. 
  • Elector or proxy applied for photographic ID, a Voter Authority Certificate or Anonymous Elector's Document in the 3 months before the Wednesday 24 April 2024 and their photographic ID has not arrived. 
  • An Anonymous Elector has not been issued with an Anonymous Elector's document.
  • An Anonymous Elector has been issued with an Anonymous Elector's Document and, after the deadline, has been allocated to an elector number that is different to the one shown on their Anonymous Elector's Document.
  • Elector or proxy had been issued a Temporary Voter Authority Certificate for a specific date but the election was adjourned. 

Emergency Proxy - Voter ID - the application must be completed and returned to elections@stroud.gov.uk, delivered to Ebley Mill or posted to Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4UB for checking before the elector/proxy can attend the polling station. the completed application must be received by 5pm on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

Notices

Notice of Election

Notice of Election - Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire

Notice of Election - District Council

Notice of Election - Parish and Town Councils

 

Notice of Referendum

Notice of Referendum - Neighbourhood Plan for Cam Neighbourhood Area

Notice of Referendum - Neighbourhood Plan for Horsley Neighbourhood Area

 

Information Statement

Information Statement & Information for Voters - Brimscombe & Thrupp Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

Information Statement & Information for Voters - Slimbridge Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

 

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Election Agents and Offices (Police Crime Commissioner)

Notice of Election Agents and Offices (District)

 

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notices of Uncontested Election

  • Police Crime Commissioner Election 2024 (published Friday 5 April 2024)
  • District Elections 2024 (published Friday 5 April 2024)
  • Parish Elections 2024 (published Friday 5 April 2024)

 

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

  • District Elections 2024 (published Friday 5 April 2024)
  • Parish Elections 2024 (published Friday 5 April 2024)
  • PCC Election 2024 (published Friday 5 April 2024)

Media coverage

Members of the media may apply for invites to cover the election counts at pressoffice@stroud.gov.uk by Friday 26 April. Attendance is strictly by invitation only, admission will be limited.

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