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.
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.
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.