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Find out more about the local election 2023

What you need to know

A local election will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023. The most important change is the introduction of photo ID at polling stations. This will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. Find out more about voter ID in the 2023 elections.

To vote in this year's election, you need to register to vote.