On Thursday 2 May 2019, there will be two elections taking place in the city. These are the mayoral and city council elections.
Registering to vote
To vote in our 2019 elections, you must be on our electoral register. The deadline to register to vote is Friday 12 April 2019.
If you are entitled to vote at these elections, you will receive a poll card with more information in April.
Your household should recently have received a letter confirming who is registered at that address. If those details are correct there is no need to do anything.
Is someone missing on the electoral register?
If someone is not included, please register now by going to gov.uk/register-to-vote.
What if the information is in incorrect or needs changing?
If any of the information is incorrect, or some, or all, of the people listed no longer live at the address then you should:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Call us on 0116 454 2000. We can also provide paper application forms on request.
There are some people who are entitled to be registered, but won’t be entitled to vote at the mayoral and city council elections on Thursday 2 May 2019. For example, while you can register to vote before you turn 18, you have to be 18 or older on election day in order to vote.
How can I vote?
There are three ways you can vote.
- You can vote in person at a polling station. Poll cards to be sent out in April will tell you which polling station to go to.
- You can vote by post. A ballot paper will be posted out prior to the election. If you want to vote by post you must have applied in advance to do this. The deadline to apply to vote by post for the elections taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019 is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
- You can vote by proxy which is where you appoint another person to vote on your behalf. If you want to vote by proxy you must have applied in advance to do this. The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for the elections, taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019 is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.