Local Elections – You Need to Know This Information!

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Local elections: They’re on your doorstep

Local elections in Wales take place on Thursday 4 May. Make sure you can take part and register to vote.

Registering to vote is easy. You can do it in just a few minutes at gov.uk/register-to-vote. You’ll need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

Thursday 13 April is the deadline to register to vote.

Don’t miss out! If you can’t vote in person you can still have your say with a postal or proxy vote (where a person you trust votes on your behalf). Go to yourvotematters.co.uk to find out how to apply.


Voter Registration

  • Local elections are on Thursday 4 May.
  • You will decide who represents you in your local council and who makes decisions on the provision of local services.
  • You must be registered to be able to vote in the elections. You can apply to register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote .
  • The deadline to register to vote is Thursday 13 April.
  • Registering to vote is quick and easy. You’ll just need your National Insurance number, date of birth and address.
  • There are a few ways you can vote once you have registered:
    • In person
    • By post
    • By proxy (someone you trust voting on your behalf)
  • Go to yourvotematters.co.uk or call 0800 3 280 280 for more information.


Voter Information

  • The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm, Tuesday 18 April. If you would like to vote by post you must already be registered, or have submitted your application to register by the deadline.
  • You can appoint a proxy, someone you trust, to vote on your behalf. Proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. You and your proxy must have already registered to vote.
  • If you lose your poll card, you don’t need it to vote, but you will need to contact your council to find out where your polling station is. You can find the contact details for your local council by entering your postcode at yourvotematters.co.uk.


For more information, visit the Your Vote Matters website.