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SDC Elections 2024

Elections 2024

Elections 2024 – here’s all the dates, deadlines and information you need to know

Elections will take place on Thursday, May 2 for Stroud District Council, parish and town councils, the Police and Crime Commissioner, and some neighbourhood planning referendums.


Stroud District Council wants residents to ensure they are registered to vote. In order to vote, please go to You will need your national insurance number, registering only takes a few minutes. Alternatively, residents can register to vote by calling 01453 766321. The deadline is midnight, on Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Photo identification (ID)

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for registered electors to show photo ID when voting at a polling station. All electors will be required to present a government approved photo ID document at the polling station in order to be issued with a ballot paper. Residents are urged to make sure they are ready to vote by checking they have an accepted form of ID.

The most common forms of photo ID are permitted e.g., photo driving licence, passport, and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo. Only original documents are accepted. Further details and a full list of acceptable forms of ID are included on the Council’s website at

If you do not have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply free-of-charge for a Voter Authority Certificate. To apply, visit or book an appointment to have a photo taken and complete an application at the district council offices by calling 01453 766321. The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Applications to vote by post online

You can now apply to vote by post online and will need to provide your National Insurance Number to verify your identity.

Apply for a postal vote at Postal vote application forms are available to download at or can be obtained by emailing or calling 01453 766321.The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024

Proxy votes

To apply for a proxy vote either:

Your proxy will need to vote on your behalf at your polling station and present their photo ID. The deadline for proxy vote applications is 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024.

For more details, and information on emergency proxy votes:

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