If you're not already registered to vote, you can register here. You have until Monday 19 April. 

The government has confirmed that all EU citizens who are registered to vote in the UK will be able to vote in these elections.

Measures are being put in place to make polling stations Covid-safe, but if you are concerned you may want to apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

For further information and links to the relevant forms, visit Cambridge City Council's elections page.

 

What elections are taking place?

Four different elections are taking place in Cambridge on 6th May. Voting instructions will be provided on the ballot papers but, since it's a bit complicated this year, here is some information.

City Council

Elections for City Councillors will take place in all wards of the city. Each ward has three councillors, so you will be able to vote for up to three candidates. You cannot express an order of preference. We have a full slate of Green candidates, so wherever you live in the City you have the opportunity to Vote Green! See the City Council website for more about what the City Council does.

County Council

Every County Council seat is also up for election. You will be able to vote for one candidate. We have a full slate of Green candidates for the County Council so you will see a Green on your ballot paper wherever you are in Cambridge! See the County Council website for more about what the County Council does.

To find out what electoral ward you are in and who currently represents you, you can visit the Write to Them website and enter your postcode.

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner has responsibility for oversight of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. You can vote for two candidates: your 1st choice and, if you wish, a 2nd choice. This is called the Supplementary Vote System and there is more information about it on the City Council's elections page. See the PCC website for more about what the Commissioner does.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor

The Mayor is elected every four years. You will be able to vote for up to two candidates: your first choice and, if you wish, a second choice (the same system as for the Police and Crime Commissioner). See the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority website for more about what the Mayor does.