On Thursday 4 May 2023, Council elections will be held for all wards in Torbay. Elections will also be held for Brixham Town Council.
In order to be able to vote at the elections, you must be on the electoral register. If you’re not already registered, the easiest way to do this is by applying online.
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The deadline to register in time to vote at the local elections in May is midnight on Monday 17 April 2023.
How do I vote?
You can cast your vote in person, at the polling station, or you can apply to vote by post or proxy.
Voting at the polling station
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
For more information, please visit the Voter ID page.
Voting by post
If you are unable to get to the polling station on polling day, or if you would prefer not to vote in person, you can apply to vote by post.
If you wish to vote by post for the local elections in May, we must receive your completed application by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
Voting by proxy
Voting by proxy means that you appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf. Voting by proxy can be useful if you can’t get to the polling station on election day, for example if you fall ill or you are abroad.
If you already have a postal vote and wish to change to a proxy you must tell us by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
If you wish to vote by proxy for the local elections in May, we must receive your completed application by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.
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