Elections 2023

Elections this year

Havant has a County Council by-election in Purbrook and Stakes South Division and Borough elections on Thursday 4 May 2023 in the following wards:

  • Bedhampton
  • Cowplain
  • Emsworth
  • Hart Plain
  • Hayling East
  • Hayling West
  • Purbrook
  • St. Faiths
  • Stakes
  • Waterloo


Voter ID requirement

The UK Government has implemented significant changes to the current electoral system. One of the biggest changes will be the requirement for individuals to show photographic identification (such as a passport or driving licence) when they vote at a polling station. These changes will be in place for the borough elections on Thursday 4 May. 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



The following notices have been published:

Havant Borough Council – Notice of Election

Hampshire County Council – Notice of Election

Where is my 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.