Elections and Voting

Ballot box voting

Have your say in Parliamentary, local elections, local elections, national and local referendums. You need to be on the electoral register in order to vote.

Although you cannot vote until you’re 18, you can register to vote if you're over 16

Household enquiry form (annual canvass) - change to service

Every year we ask all properties to check who is eligible to register to vote (this is part of our annual canvass).

This year between June and September you may receive an email from us (BCP Council Electoral Services) with ‘Act now so BCP Council can check who is eligible to be registered to vote at your address’ as the subject.

It will ask you to confirm your details at www.householdresponse.com/bcpcouncil, and include:

  • your security codes
  • steps on how to access your household details

Not everyone will be sent an email, some residents will still be contacted by post.


Elections and Referendums

Information on current and previous electoral events and results.

PCC Election 2020

Elections and referendums

Results BCP Council Election


If you are over 18 and an EU or commonwealth citizen you have the right to vote.

Register to vote

Find your polling station

More about voting

Standing as a local councillor

There will be 76 councillors in office in BCP Council. As a councillor, you represent local people.

Standing as a local councillor