Local Elections 2023

Local and parish elections are taking place on 4 May 2023

This is an update on the voting process following changes in Government legislation.

For more information on the election and voting please visit Central Bedfordshire Council click here or Government.uk click here.

From May 2023 voters will be required to present an approved form of photographic identification in order to cast a ballot at the polling station. A wide range of photo IDs will be accepted including passports, driving licences and cards with a PASS mark.  Click here for the accepted identification.

For those who are unable or prefer not to vote in person, postal voting is an option. Find out how to apply for a postal vote here.

Your vote matters

Candidate information

Candidates who are interested in standing as a Councillor, can find more information on standing in local and parish elections on the Electoral Commission’s website. Nomination papers can be requested from electoral.registration@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk and must be delivered by hand to Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands SG17 5TQ. You can request an appointment for a precheck to make sure that the information on your nomination paper is correct. Nomination papers cannot be accepted before 14 March 2023. The deadline for handing in completed nomination form is 4pm on Tuesday 4 April. Please email electoral.registration@centralbedfordshire.go.uk for more information.

Following the candidate and agent meeting on 21st February 2023 the Central Bedfordshire Council website is updated to include details on the webinar by the Electoral Commission on 7th March 2023 for prospective candidates and agents.  Click here to view Elections: 4 May 2023 | Central Bedfordshire Council.


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The Town Council began the Pre-election period (commonly known as Purdah) on 13th March 2023. For more information, please see the link to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Pre-election guidance 2023 – Summary

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