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Information for voters

Local elections were on Thursday 4 May 2017.

More information

You can find information about the local elections on the district council websites, and we have answered some frequently asked questions below.

To find your district council, go to our Where I Live page and search your address details or postcode.

More information for voters

To be able to vote, you must be aged at least 18 on the date of the election and you must be registered to vote. The deadline for registering to vote in these elections was 13 April 2017, which has now passed.

Attending your polling station in person

You'll receive a polling card from your district council between 27-31 March which will tell you where your polling station is and the times it will be open on the day. You don’t have to take your polling card with you in order to vote, but it will speed things up if you do.

Postal vote

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the 2017 local elections has now passed.

Your completed postal vote must be returned to your district council before the polls close on the day of the election, Thursday 4 May 2017.

Proxy vote

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the 2017 local elections has now passed.

What is a proxy vote?

If you can demonstrate that you're unable to reach the polling station on the day of the election you can apply for a proxy vote. Someone you trust can then go to the polling station and vote on your behalf.

For further details about voting by proxy, and the other methods of casting your vote, visit About My Vote.

If you want to find out which division you live in, go to our Where I Live page and enter your address or postcode. Select the County Councillor at the top of the list of results and this will tell you the name of your division.

The name of your division will also be on your polling card, along with the location of your polling station. Cards will be issued between 27 - 31 March. If you don't receive yours, contact your district council.

The county of Norfolk is split into 84 divisions. You can only vote in the division where you are recorded on the electoral register.

Download the election timetable, which provides details of the deadlines for each stage of the process.

The districts have published the names of candidates standing for election in their county divisions:

Candidates must follow strict legal rules during their campaign.

You can find more information about these regulations on the Electoral Commission website, or you can call the Electoral Commission on 020 7271 0616 or email them at

The district councils count the ballots and announce the results the day after the elections.

The results for each division will be available on our website and we'll also publish them on Twitter and Facebook.

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