Elections 2024

2024 Elections - Thursday 2 May

On Thursday 2 May, elections will be held in Watford for Watford Borough Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Hertfordshire Police area.

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 2 May elections

A timetable of important dates for voting in this election:

Important deadlines to take note of
Deadline for Date Time
Initial delivery for poll cards Friday 15 March - Wednesday 20 March N/A
Statement of Persons nominated (confirmation of candidates) Monday 8 April 4pm
Registering to vote (if not already registered) Tuesday 16 April Midnight
Applying, cancelling or amending a postal vote / postal proxy vote Wednesday 17 April 5pm
Applying for a proxy vote Wednesday 24 April 5pm
Applying for a Voter Authority Certificate Wednesday 24 April 5pm
First day electors can apply for lost postal ballot papers Friday 26 April N/A
Replacement of spoilt or lost postal ballot papers Thursday 2 May 5pm
Applying for an emergency proxy Thursday 2 May 5pm

If you would like any further information or have any queries, please email our team or call the elections team on 01923 278369.

Election notices

Police and Crime Commissioner Notices

Election results

Election results will be posted on Watford Borough Council's social media platforms as results declared:

  • For the Watford Borough Council Election results - Friday 3 May
  • For the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Hertfordshire Area results - Saturday 4 May
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