Local elections for parish and ward councillors were held in the borough of Telford & Wrekin on Thursday 4 May 2023. Here’s everything you need to know.
New ward boundaries
This May will see the introduction of revised boundaries to the electoral wards across the borough and the parish, following the findings of a boundary review that began June 2021.
The new wards are detailed below.
|Overdale & The Rock||2|
Photo ID requirement
The May 2023 elections will be the first to require a valid form of photo ID, following the introduction of the requirement by the UK government.
Acceptable forms of ID are:
- A UK or Northern Ireland photocard driving licence (full or provisional).
- A driving licence issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands.
- A UK passport.
- A passport issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or a Commonwealth country.
- A PASS card (National Proof of Age Standards Scheme).
- A Blue Badge.
- A biometric residence permit (BRP).
- A Defence Identity Card (MOD form 90).
- A national identity card issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
- A Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card.
- A Voter Authority Certificate.
- An Anonymous Elector’s Document.
You can also use one of the following travel passes as photo ID when you vote:
- An older person’s bus pass.
- A disabled person’s bus pass.
- An Oyster 60+ card.
- A Freedom Pass.
- A Scottish National Entitlement Card (NEC).
- A 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card.
- A Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card.
- A Northern Ireland concessionary travel pass.
If you don’t have any of these, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate online.
These are the polling stations that will be opening in the parish, where you may go to vote in person:
- Carpenter Centre, Overdale (Overdale and The Rock Ward)
- Horsehay Village Golf Club, Lawley (Lawley Borough Ward)
- Anytime Fitness, Lawley (opposite the Grazing Cow) (Lawley Borough Ward)
- Lawley Community Centre, Lawley, next to the primary school (Lawley Borough Ward)
Register to vote
You are not automatically registered to vote – you must manually register to do so.
You can register to vote online at Gov.uk. You will need to have your National Insurance Number ready.
If you have recently changed your address or name, you must also update your details online.
If you are unable to reach a polling station, or feel unsafe doing so, you can apply for a postal vote.
The deadline to register to vote by post is 11 days before polling day.
A proxy vote allows you to have somebody you trust cast your vote on your behalf.
You may be eligible for a proxy vote if you meet one of the following conditions:
- You have a disability.
- You are away on an educational course.
- You are away for work.
- You are registered as an overseas voter.
- You work overseas for the British Council or as a Crown servant.
- You are serving overseas in the Armed Forces.