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May 2023 Election

Last Modified April 04, 2023

On Thursday 4 May 2023, all-out local elections are taking place in Hertsmere. These elections are for all 39 of the borough seats.

Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, Aldenham, Shenley, South Mimms and Ridge Parish council elections will also be taking place.

Elections Act 2022 and Voter ID

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.

Further information about the requirements of Voter ID and the acceptable forms of ID can be found on our Voter ID page.

The Elections Act 2022 has been passed into law and will see further changes to the UK electoral system. Further information about the Act and the changes can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Full election timetable

Don’t lose your chance to vote. The election timetable below lists key events and important deadlines:


Notice of election published  

 Wednesday 15 March


Nomination period begins 

Wednesday 15 March  


Poll card deliveries 

Saturday 18 March – Sunday 26 March 


Nomination period ends   

Tuesday 4 April  


Register to vote deadline  Monday 17 April  11:59pm
Postal vote / postal-proxy vote application deadline Tuesday 18 April 5pm
Proxy vote application deadline   Tuesday 25 April  5pm 

Deadline for applying for Voter Authority Certificate (VAC)

Tuesday 25 April  5pm

First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes

Thursday 27 April


Polling day

Thursday 4 May

7am – 10pm

Emergency proxy vote application deadline

Thursday 4 May


Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

Thursday 4 May





If you have any questions, please see our elections 2023 FAQs page.

Election notices and future elections

To see election results and notices please see the links below:


Dates for future elections:

  • Police and Crime Commissioner: 2 May 2024
  • Hertfordshire County Council: 1 May 2025
  • UK Parliamentary General Election - can be held at any point following the repeal of Fixed Term Parliament, but no later than 28 January 2025.


Contact details

For further information please contact us at elections@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7481.


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