There are borough elections and a County by-election for Purbrook and Stakes South Division taking place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Borough election information

Havant Borough Council – Notice of Election

Notice of Agents for all wards

Situation of Polling Stations Notice

Statement of Persons Nominated in the borough

Register to vote

Registering to vote can be easily done online, you will need your date of birth and national insurance number and the whole process should take about five minutes.

You normally only need to register once, and not for every election. You’ll need to register again if you’ve changed your name, address or nationality. 

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is 11:59pm on Monday 17 April.

Register to vote here

Vote in person at a polling station - you will need voter ID

Most people vote in person at a polling station.  You can search for your polling station ahead of any upcoming election by visiting the 'where do I vote?' website. You will also find this information on your poll card.

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at all polling stations in the borough. This will apply for the first time at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. For more information - including accepted forms of photographic ID - visit here.

Key dates

The following statutory deadlines apply to these elections:

  • Notice of Election – 27 March 2023
  • Appointment of Election Agents  - 4pm on Tuesday 4 April
  • Statement of Persons Nominated – 4pm on Wednesday 5 April
  • Notice of Poll – Tuesday 25 April

Key deadlines regarding voting include:

  • Last date to register for the elections – Monday 17 April
  • Last date to apply for or change a Postal Vote – 5pm on Tuesday 18 April
  • Last date to apply for a Proxy Vote  - 5pm on Tuesday 25 April