Elections

We organise all elections in Cornwall for Cornwall Council, Town and Parish Councils, UK Parliament, European Parliament, Police and Crime Commissioner, plus Business Improvement District ballots and Neighbourhood Plan referendums.

For Cornwall Council elections, there are currently 122 Electoral Divisions, each electing one Cornwall councillor, except for the Bude division which elects two Cornwall councillors.

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There are currently 213 parishes and six parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall.

Electoral Services also manage Individual Electoral Registration, undertake the annual canvass of all residential households and publish the register of electors. We deal with related matters like monthly applications to be included on the register or to vote by post.

We act as a consultee in government boundary reviews that affect Cornwall. We also deal with reviews of the polling districts and polling places that define where you vote.

We conduct Community Governance Reviews of parish electoral arrangements, to consider issues including warding parish areas and the number of councillors to be elected.

We manage Business Improvement District ballots on behalf of local groups, to decide if a Business Improvement District can be created or not.

We conduct Neighbourhood Planning Referendums on behalf of communities who wish to have a Neighbourhood plan to determine how land is to be developed in their area.

The law relating to how we collect, hold and process personal data has changed, following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. 

Please read our privacy notice which provides information on what we do with your data and your rights.

 

Your vote matters. To be able to vote your name must appear on the electoral register. In 2014 the way for people to register to vote changed to Individual Electoral Registration
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Information on upcoming elections and referendums due to take place in Cornwall. For results, please go to Election results and information.
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You can vote at your polling station or apply to vote by post or by proxy. In 2014, the way for people to register to vote changed to an Individual Electoral Registration system. You need to be registered under the new system before you can vote by post or proxy.

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Results for previous elections and referendums held in Cornwall.
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Information and maps for the electoral divisions in Cornwall. There are 122 Electoral Divisions, each electing one Cornwall councillor, except for the Bude division which elects two Cornwall councillors.  Further detail is available via the Maps and Schedules on our Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2014 pages.

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If you are interested in becoming a town or parish councillor, please view the list of current vacancies. You can also find information on the requirements to be a councillor.
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