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Elections - Thursday 2 May 2024

The 2 May 2024 District Council election results appear here. 

The Police and Crime Commissioner election results appear here. The certificate of count totals for St Albans City & District appears here

Electoral Commission: Remember, I need photo ID to vote

 

Elections took place in the district on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

Elections for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner took place throughout the whole district. The Chief Executive of Broxbourne Council, Jeff Stack, has been appointed as the Police Area Returning Officer for the 2024 Police and Crime Commissioner election and is responsible for the nomination process for candidates. Further information about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the election process is available at www.hertscommissioner.org/pcc-election-2024/.  

St Albans City & District Council elections also took place, except in the district wards of Colney Heath and Redbourn.

Poll cards were sent to voters in late March with details of the elections taking place in their area.

Make sure you're registered to vote

You must be on the electoral register in order to vote. If you've recently moved, it's important that you register at your new address. Visit our Electoral register and voting page for details of how to register. See the key deadlines section below for information on the registration deadline. 

Voter ID

Voters are required to show photo ID when voting at a polling station. Visit our Elections Act and Voter ID page for more information. 

Can't get to the polling station?

If you can't make it to the polling station on election day, you can apply to vote by post or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. Visit our Electoral register and voting page for details of how to apply. See the key deadlines section below for information on the postal and proxy vote application deadlines. 

Key deadlines

Don't lose your chance to vote. Below are the deadlines for registering to vote (if you're not already on the electoral register), applying for a postal vote, applying for a proxy vote, and (if you don't have photo ID) applying for a Voter Authority Certificate.  

Deadline for:Date:Time:
Registering to voteTuesday 16 April 2024Midnight
Applying for a postal / postal-proxy voteWednesday 17 April 20245pm
Cancelling or changing a postal / postal-proxy voteWednesday 17 April 20245pm
Applying for a proxy voteWednesday 24 April 20245pm
Applying for a Voter Authority CertificateWednesday 24 April 20245pm
Applying for an emergency proxy voteThursday 2 May 20245pm
Re-issuing lost or spoilt postal voting packsThursday 2 May 20245pm

 

Election notices

Notices related to the 2 May 2024 elections appear below. 

Finding your polling station

Shortly before an election, you will be sent a poll card which contains the address of your polling station.

Polling stations may change depending on the election. In the run-up to an election, you can also find details of your polling station by using Democracy Club’s polling station finder.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about this election, please take a look at the questions below and on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page.  Information is also available on the Electoral Commission’s website.

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, please contact us.

Contact details

email: elections@stalbans.gov.uk
telephone: 01727 819294

I’d like to stand as a candidate; where can I find further information? Toggle accordion

The Electoral Commission’s Candidate or agent pages contain comprehensive guidance for candidates. 

Police and Crime Commissioner election: 

The Chief Executive of Broxbourne Borough Council, Jeff Stack, has been appointed as the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Hertfordshire for the 2024 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election.

This means that Broxbourne Borough Council will be responsible for the nomination process for PCC candidates. For more information, visit www.broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01992 785555. 

St Albans City and District Council elections: 

Nomination packs for the District Council elections are available below to download.

To assist with calculating candidate spending limits, the 1 March local government elector totals are available below per District Council ward. 

Completed nomination papers can be submitted from Monday 18 March and must be received by no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024. Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to: the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Main Reception, St Albans City & District Council, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3JE. Candidates are encouraged to submit their nomination papers for checking as early as possible so that there is time to correct any mistakes.

For further information, and to arrange an appointment to submit nomination papers, please contact Electoral Services on 01727 819565 / 819554 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.  

Who’s standing for election? Toggle accordion

Once the nomination period has closed (4pm on Friday 5 April 2024), please see the "Statement of Persons Nominated" under the Election Notices section above.

Further information about the Police and Crime Commissioner candidates will be available at choosemypcc.org.uk

Where can I find the results of the elections? Toggle accordion

Once the results have been declared, they will be published on our website. The results will also be displayed at: St Albans City & District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

Do I need photo ID to vote? Toggle accordion

To vote in a polling station, you will need to bring an acceptable form of photo ID. This requirement was introduced as part of the Elections Act 2022.

For more information about acceptable forms of photo ID, and what to do if you don't have photo ID, please visit our Elections Act and Voter ID page. 

Why are some details pre-printed on my postal voting statement? Toggle accordion

The first two digits of your year of birth are pre-printed on your postal voting statement. The digits are pre-populated in the first two boxes of the year of birth based on your date of birth. This is done to assist electors to complete this section of the postal voting statement correctly.

Why have I received multiple postal vote packs? Toggle accordion

If you live in an area with multiple elections, you might receive a separate postal voting pack for each election / referendum.

Can I return my completed postal vote pack in person? Toggle accordion

If you aren't able to return your postal vote pack in time via Royal Mail, you can return it via reception at the Civic Centre offices (during office hours) or at your polling station on polling day.  

You will only be able to hand in your own postal vote and the postal votes of up to five other people. Political campaigners can only hand in their own postal vote, and postal votes for up to five other people that are either close relatives, or someone they provide regular care for. 

Anybody handing in a postal vote in person at the council offices or at a polling station must complete a short form. 

I haven't received my postal vote pack, what can I do? Toggle accordion

Postal vote packs are usually sent out around two weeks before election day. If you've not received your postal vote pack by four working days before election day, contact Electoral Services on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk. We can only issue a replacement before 5pm on election day. 

What is a teller? Toggle accordion

A teller is a volunteer working for a candidate or a political party. They stand outside polling stations to record who has voted. They do not work for the Returning Officer.

Tellers can:
• Ask for your elector number
• Wear a small coloured rosette to show which candidate or party they work for

Tellers can't:
• Intimidate electors or demand their elector number
• Prevent electors from entering the polling station
• Attempt to influence how electors vote