Wealden District Council
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Forthcoming Elections

Voter ID will be required from May 2023

From May 2023 onwards, the Elections Act 2022 requires voters to show photographic identification at polling stations before they are given a ballot paper.

For more information about Voter ID requirements

This page provides details of elections which are due to be held over the next few years.

If you would like to be notified of a future by-election, please complete our notification of a forthcoming by-election online form

Elections 2023

4 May 2023

  • District & Parish Council Elections

Briefings for Election Agents/Candidates:

  • Monday 6 March 2023
  • Wednesday 19 April 2023

Both briefings will start at 6pm  at the Council Offices, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX

Election Timetable

Publication of Notice of Election  Monday 20 March
Delivery of Nomination Papers Tuesday 21 March until 4pm on Tueday 4 April
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers, consent to nominations and home address forms4pmTuesday 4 April
Deadline for withdrawals of nomation 4pmTuesday 4 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of elecltion agent (District only)4pmTuesday 4 April
Publication of first interim notice of alteration of the electoral register Tuesday 4 April
Publication of the statement of persons nominationed4pmWednesday 5 April
Deadlines for receiving applications for registration to vote on 4 May Monday 17 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vte and proxy postal applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes5pmTuesday 18 April
Deadline for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates5pmTuesday 25 April 
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy5pmTuesday 25 April 
First time that electors can apply for an emergency proxyafter 5pmTuesday 25 April 
Publication of Notice of Poll Tuesday 25 April 
Publication of final notice of alteration of the electoral register Wednesday 26 April 
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents Wednesday 26 April 
First date that electors can apply for a replace for lost postal votes Thursday 27 April 
Polling day7am to 10pmThursday 4 May
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes5pmThursday 4 May
Deadline for emergency proxy voters5pmThursday 4 May
Election results due to be published online6pmFriday 5 May

Elections 2024

2 May 2024

  • Parliamentary General Election?
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Elections 2025

1 May 2025

  • East Sussex County Council Elections