Current elections

Voter ID

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From 4 May 2023, all voters at the polling station will need to show photographic ID before voting. Visit Voting at the polling station to find out more about the types of ID that will be accepted and what to do if you don’t have ID.  

Borough and parish council elections (4 May 2023)

The next scheduled elections taking place in this area will be on 4 May 2023 to elect councillors to:

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (all seats)
  • All parish councils in the borough-area (all seats)

The election timetable will begin in March 2023, but there are several things that you can think about now. 

Standing for election

The notices of election have now been published (see Election notices below) which means that the nomination period for this election has begun. 

If you are interested in standing as a candidate for these elections, you will need to submit a completed nomination paper that has been signed by registered electors from the area and shows that you are qualified to be a candidate. 

You must submit this nomination paper in person by 4pm on Tuesday 4 April.

You can read guidance about being qualified to be a candidate and download nomination packs from the links below:

We are happy to provide hard copies of nomination packs if you are not able to print them yourself. 

You must submit your completed nomination paper to the Returning Officer by appointment during the nomination period. We cannot accept a nomination paper that is delivered in any other way. 

We will be accepting submissions from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday up to 4pm on 4 April. 

We recently held a virtual briefing for prospective candidates and agents on Tuesday 28 February 2023 about how to fill a nomination paper and what to expect over the elections timetable. Copies of this presentation are available on request. 

If you would like to book a nomination paper submission appointment, request a hard-copy nomination pack or request a copy of the prospective candidates briefing presentation, please contact Electoral Services using the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

Registering to vote

To be able to vote in these elections, you must have registered to vote by midnight on Monday 17 April 2023.  
You can register to vote at any time, so if you’re not already registered, it is best to make sure you do this in plenty of time.

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, you can find out more information here: who can register to vote

How to vote

You should also think about how you would like to cast your vote early so you have time to prepare:

  • All voters in the polling station will need to show photographic ID before voting. You can find more information about acceptable ID and how to vote at a polling station here: voting at the polling station
  • If you need to apply to vote by post, you can find out more information here: voting by post. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April
  • If you need to apply to vote by proxy, you can find out more information here: voting by proxy. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April

Election notices

Official notices for this election will be published here as the election timetable progresses, including the notices of election, statements of persons nominated and lists of polling stations. 

Working at the election

We have recruited to the majority of vacancies for working at this election, however we are actively recruiting for reserve staff. If you would be interested in taking part and will be available, please visit our election jobs page for a list of roles and our online application form.

Last updated: 20/03/2023 09:34