District, Parish and Town Council elections May 2023

Elections of District, Parish and Town Councillors will take place across South Kesteven on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Voter photo ID is required to vote at a polling station at the 4 May 2023 elections, please go to the Voter ID page to find out more.

On 4 May 2023, the elections taking place are:

  • elections of all 56 District Councillors across 30 district wards 
  • elections for all Parish and Town Council seats across 65 Parish and Town Councils

Election Notices

pdf icon Notice of Election - Election of District Councillors [69kb]

pdf icon Notice of Election - Election of Parish and Town Councillors [435kb]

Voter ID at polling stations

From May 2023, all voters at a polling station will need to show an accepted forms of photographic identification (photo ID) in order to be able to vote. This has been introduced under the Elections Act 2022.  Anyone who does not have an accepted form of ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to use at the polling station.

More information on Voter ID and Voter Authority Certificates

Key election dates

  • Nomination of Candidates: prospective candidates can submit nomination papers between Monday 20 March and Tuesday 4 April 2023 (10am to 4pm)
  • Register to vote: deadline - 11.59pm on Monday 17 April 2023
  • Apply to vote by post: deadline - 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023 (this deadline is also for cancellations and amendments of all  current postal and proxy votes)
  • Apply to vote by proxy: deadline - 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023
  • Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate: deadline - 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023
  • Polling day: 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 May 2023

Standing as a candidate

Information for candidates and prospective candidates, briefing dates and nomination packs:

Information for Voters 

Information on poll cards, registering to vote and postal and proxy voting can be found on the Information for Voters page

Working at an election

For information on how to apply to work at a polling station or at the counting of votes, details can be found here: working at elections