The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Upcoming elections and referendums

Local elections in May 2019

On Thursday 2 May 2019, local government elections are taking place in 249 local authority areas in England and for all 11 local councils in Northern Ireland.

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.

Elections and referendums