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Upcoming elections & referendums

On this page you can find information about upcoming elections and referendums in the UK.

Elections and referendums in 2017

The following elections are taking place on 4 May 2017:

Local government elections in England, Wales and Scotland
Mayoral elections in England – including combined local authority mayoral elections

Local council by-elections

Local by-elections can take place at any time of year. Your local council will be able to tell you if any by-elections are coming up in your area.

Register to vote

There is a deadline ahead of every election – if you’re not registered by then, you won’t be able to vote.

You can register to vote at any time of year.

If you are in England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are in Northern Ireland you should download a form from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.

Future elections

2017

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English local government

Mayoral elections

Scottish local government

Welsh local government

English local government

European Parliament

Northern Ireland local government

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