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Register to vote in local elections

03 April 2024

People in Peterborough will have their say on who represents them on Peterborough City Council at the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2024.

In order to vote, residents must be on the electoral register.

The deadline to register is midnight on Tuesday 16 April 2024. It takes just five minutes to apply online at

Peterborough City Council is urging people who are not registered to vote to make sure they are registered in time.

This year, residents in Peterborough will be voting to choose 23 councillors to represent the following wards: Barnack; Bretton; Central; Dogsthorpe; East, Eye, Thorney and Newborough; Fletton and Stanground; Fletton and Woodston; Glinton and Castor; Gunthorpe; Hampton Vale; Hargate and Hempsted; North; Orton Longueville; Orton Waterville; Park; Paston and Walton; Ravensthorpe; Stanground South; Werrington x2; West and Wittering.

People wanting to register to vote can also call the elections helpline on 01733 452249 or email to arrange for an application form to be sent.

To vote in a local government election a person must be registered to vote and must be either:

  • A British citizen
  • A qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • An Irish citizen
  • A European Union citizen.

Peterborough City Council’s local elections count will be held at Kingsgate Community Centre on Thursday 2 May 2024. The results will be declared in the early hours of Friday morning.

Rachel Edwards, Peterborough City Council's head of constitutional services, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can vote in these elections. Elections are an important opportunity for you to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life here in Peterborough. If you’re not registered by 16 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

People can choose to vote in a number of ways – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline for postal vote applications is Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 5pm and the deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 24 April.

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