Candidates confirmed for the upcoming local elections

Local elections are being held in Brighton & Hove on Thursday 4 May 2023 to elect 54 ward councillors, representing 23 wards across the city.

The candidates for each ward in Brighton & Hove have now been confirmed:

Register to vote

If you’d like to vote in the upcoming local elections and have not yet registered, you can do so until midnight on Monday 17 April by visiting

If you won't be able to get to the polling station on the day, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

You must apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April at the latest.

You can also ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf. This is known as a proxy vote. You must apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Voter ID

You'll need to show photo identification in polling stations to vote in elections from May 2023. This means that you must bring photo ID with you to vote in the upcoming local elections.

For more information, and to see which forms of photo ID are accepted, please visit our voter ID webpage.

If you don’t have a valid form of photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC). The deadline to apply for a VAC for use at the local elections is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April, but you should apply sooner in case we need to check any details with you.

Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate online or email to be sent a paper application form.

Find your polling station

You can find your polling station by visiting the Where Do I Vote? website.

For more information, please go to the elections pages on our website.

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