Use the links below to find the information you need:
- Current elections
- Election results
- Find my polling station
- Boundary reviews
- Register for Electors
- Electoral Registration Annual Canvass
- Temporary Jobs with Electoral Services
There are currently no casual vacancies.
Parliamentary election (General Election)
An exact date for the next General Election, when you vote for a Member of Parliament, has not been set but it can take place no later than Thursday, January 23, 2025. This is because General Elections must be held five years apart. The Prime Minister has the power to call a General Election at any time before this date so the election could happen sooner.
District Council election
Wychavon is divided into 32 Wards, which are represented by 45 Councillors on Wychavon District Council. Residents elect district councillors every four years, on the first Thursday in May. Within Wychavon there are Parish Councils (3.20 MB) which have between 5 and 24 Councillors. Elections for Parish Councillors take place at the same time as the District Council elections. The next Wychavon District Council and parish elections will be held in May 2023.
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The Boundary review Consultation is running from now until 2nd August. Maps and documentation can be viewed at Pershore Civic Centre, which is open by appointment at present. Call 01386 565000 to make an appointment.
The Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.
It is proposed the wards of Harvington and Norton and Dodderhill will be moved from the Mid-Worcestershire Parliamentary Constituency into the Redditch County Constituency.
The Mid-Worcestershire Constituency will be renamed Droitwich and Evesham County Constituency.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing the ward boundaries for Wychavon District Council.
Due to national legislation we are unable to publish the ‘Register of Electors' online. You can view a paper copy of the full register at Pershore Civic Centre, but we do advise that the information is for electoral use only. Inspection of the register is done under supervision and only handwritten notes may be taken.
Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) are required to keep the register of eligible voters up to date. From July each year, they contact every household to find out if the details on the electoral register are correct. This is called the annual canvass.
Your household may be contacted in different ways, such as by:
- knocking on your door
If you need to update your details on the electoral register, it’s important that you respond as soon as you can. This means reminders don’t have to be sent, and someone does not need to visit you to get this information.
Online notification of changes can be made on the household response website. You will need the security codes from our email or forms to complete this.
The first was National Referendums in 1975 for the European Communities membership to gauge support for continued membership. The second was in 2011 for the Alternative Vote, to change the voting from the 'first past the post' system.
UK-wide, national and regional referendums
The Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000 (PPERA) establishes a fixed legal framework for the conduct of any referendum held across the UK, or a referendum held in Scotland, Wales, England or Northern Ireland.
Neighbourhood Planning Referendums
Neighbourhood planning was introduced under the Localism Act to give members of the community a more ‘hands on’ role in the planning of their neighbourhoods. It enables communities to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and deliver the sustainable development they need through planning policies relating to the development and use of land.
What is a petition for a change to a different form of governance?
The council can be petitioned to hold a referendum on whether our district should change to a different form of governance.
The Local Government Act 2000 requires the Council to publish a notice which sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the council to hold a referendum on whether the district should change to a different form of governance.
Minimum number of signatures to support a valid petition
The minimum number, equal to 5 per cent of the local government electors for the county of Worcestershire shown in the revised registers published at 15 February, is 5066.
This is the minimum number of signatures needed to support any petitions to the council submitted between 1 April 2021 and before 31 March 2022.
A new number will be published in February 2022 and if the number is less than 5066 then the new number will apply from the date published.
Would you like to help us run national and local elections? Then sign up for one of our temporary election roles. You can find out more on our Temporary jobs with Electoral Services page.
For more information contact the Electoral Services Team:
Electoral Services Team
Wychavon District Council
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Tel: 01386 565437 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday