Elections and voting

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The Electoral Services section is responsible for the compilation of the register of electors and the administration of Parliamentary, European Parliamentary, Police and Crime Commissioner, District, County, Parish elections and referendums.

Election Results

Results from elections and referenda with the district of West Lindsey.

Voting in person

Most people in the UK choose to cast their vote in person at a local polling station. Voting at a polling station is very straightforward and there is always a member of staff available to help if you're not sure what to do.

Proxy voting

Proxy voting is a facility for any registered elector who cannot attend a polling station on election day and instead nominates someone else to vote on their behalf – this person is known as the elector’s ‘proxy’.

Postal voting

Postal voting is a facility for any registered elector who cannot attend a polling station on election day or who feels that to vote by post is more convenient for them.

Accessible voting

Voting in local and general elections should be accessible to you, whether you choose to vote at a polling station or in another way (for example by post).

Voter ID at elections

From 4 May 2023 elections, all electors voting in a polling station will need to show photo identification (ID) before they can vote.

Voter Authority Certificate

From 4 May 2023, registered electors will need to show a form of photo identification (ID) before they can vote in person at a polling station.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire normally takes place every four years. The next election will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024