The Electoral Commission

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

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Upcoming elections & referendums

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

Elections on Thursday 3 May 2018

Local government elections

Local elections are taking place in some parts of England. In these elections, voters are choosing who represents them on their local council.

Read information for voters on our Your Vote Matters site

Find guidance and resources for:

View the timetable for the 2018 local government elections in England (DOC)


Mayoral elections

Mayoral elections are taking place in:

  • Hackney
  • Lewisham
  • Newham
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Watford

Find guidance and resources for:


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 & referendums