Elections and referendums

Neighbourhood Planning

For information on neighbourhood planning, please visit the Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall page.

Coming elections and referendums  

Please note: Voter ID is required for all elections and referendums.  Please see our Voter ID page for more information.

New postal vote and proxy vote rules will apply from 31 October. From that date, it will be possible to apply online for a postal vote. You will need to give your National Insurance Number (NINo) on your application form. For more information, please go to the Electoral Commission website.

No current elections or referendums at present.

Future elections

Police and Crime Commissioner Election - The next PCC election is due on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

Cornwall Council and Town and Parish Council Elections - The full council elections are held every four years. They are next due in May 2025. 

UK Parliamentary General Election - The date of the next UK General Election has not yet been announced. The maximum term of a Parliament is 5 years. The next UK Parliamentary General Election must be held by January 2025, but it could happen at any point before then. 

Parliamentary constituencies are set to change after the independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) completed its review of parliamentary constituency boundaries

Statutory orders for the new parliamentary constituency boundaries will be made by 1 November 2023. After that date, the new boundaries will be used for the next general election. 

However, if a parliamentary by election is called before then, it would be run on current (old) boundaries. 

By-elections and referendums - When these polls occur, we will update this web page with the official notices. These notices should also be displayed locally on public notice boards. 

Election results and information

If you are interested in any previous election or referendum results, please contact us using the email at the bottom of this page. 

Interested in election work?

Are you interested in temporary work at election time? If so, please go to our Elections Recruitment page and complete our short form so we can add you to our election staff database. We will consider staff on the database for work at election time. 

(If you have worked for us at an election in recent years, your details will already be on our database. There is no need to reapply.) 

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