Elections in Watford

Upcoming elections

Local elections - Thursday 5 May 2022 

On the 5 May 2022 local elections will be held in Watford for Watford Borough Council and Mayor of Watford.

If you are registered to vote you will be sent a poll card in advance of the election. This will include details of your polling station.

If you are not yet registered to vote you can register to vote online or apply for a postal or proxy vote if you're unable to get to your polling station

On the day of the election polling stations will be open from 7am to 10 pm across the borough.

Important deadlines for the Thursday 5 May local elections:

A timetable of important dates for voting in this election:

Deadline for:



Registering to vote (if not already registered)

Thursday 14 April 2022


Applying for a postal vote / postal proxy vote

Tuesday 19 April 2022


Cancelling or changing a postal / postal proxy vote

Tuesday 19 April 2022


Applying for a proxy vote

Tuesday 26 April 2022


Replacement of spoilt or lost postal votes

Thursday 5 May 2022


Applying for an emergency proxy

Thursday 5 May 2022


Elections notices

Notices relating to the election on 5th May 2022 will be posted below:

Notice of elections - all elections

Notice of elections - Mayoral

Notice of elections - Borough councillors

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