Upcoming elections

Voter ID - new rules

The Elections Act 2022 requires anyone wishing to cast their vote at a polling station to show photographic identification to receive a ballot paper.

Visit our Voter ID page for more information.

Newborough parish by-election

Following the nomination process which ended at 4pm on Friday 27 January 2023, this election has concluded without contest.

View further information on our parish council elections page.

City councillor elections - 4 May 2023

On Thursday 4 May 2023, elections will take place in Peterborough for the following polls:

  • Bretton (one seat)
  • Central (one seat)
  • Dogsthorpe (one seat)
  • East (one seat)
  • Eye, Thorney and Newborough (one seat)
  • Fletton and Stanground (one seat)
  • Fletton and Woodston (one seat)
  • Glinton and Castor (one seat)
  • Gunthorpe (one seat)
  • Hampton Vale (one seat)
  • Hargate and Hempsted (one seat)
  • North (one seat)
  • Orton Longueville (one seat)
  • Orton Waterville (one seat)
  • Park (one seat)
  • Paston and Walton (one seat)
  • Ravensthorpe (one seat)
  • Stanground South (one seat)
  • Werrington (one seat)
  • West (one seat)

Parish councillor elections - 4 May 2023

On Thursday 4 May 2023, elections will take place in Peterborough for the following polls:

  • Bretton North (15 seats)
  • Bretton South (5 seats)
  • Deeping Gate (7 seats)
  • Etton (5 seats)
  • Eye (12 seats)
  • Eye Green (3 seats)
  • Maxey (7 seats)
  • Northborough (9 seats)

A poll will only take place if there are more nominations than there are seats for the particular parish ward.

Voting information

  • Register to vote on the GOV.UK website if you haven't already - the deadline to register to vote in the May 2023 elections is Monday 17 April 2023

  • If you would prefer not to go to the polling station, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote. You must be registered to vote to apply. If you already have a postal or proxy application in place, you don't need to apply again.

  • The hours of poll are 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 May 2023. Details of your polling station may have changed for this election. You may need to vote at a different location or in a different building. Please check your poll card for the location of your polling station.

  • The Elections Act 2022 requires you to bring photographic ID with you to the polling station. You can find more information about this on our Voter ID page.

Nomination information

If you are interested in becoming a councillor, visit our become a councillor page.

If you require a nomination paper, please email electoralservices@peterborough.gov.uk.

You can also find more information on The Electoral Commission website:


If you have any queries relating to local or parish council elections please email electoralservices@peterborough.gov.uk or visit the Electoral Commission webpages for local elections or parish council elections.