On May 4th 2023, the Brighton and Hove local elections 2023 will take place. Find out what you need to know about voting.
What is happening in the local elections 2023?
All 54 Brighton & Hove City Council seats will be up for election on 4th May 2023.
This year, the elections will take place on new wards, meaning you may be voting for a different ward than usual. Each ward has either two or three representatives, meaning in the Brighton local elections 2023 you will get at least two votes.
The new wards are:
- Brunswick and Adelaide – two councillors
- Central Hove – two councillors
- Coldean and Stanmer – two councillors
- Goldsmid – three councillors
- Hangleton and Knoll – three councillors
- Hanover and Elm Grove – three councillors
- Hollingdean and Fiveways – three councillors
- Kemptown – two councillors
- Moulsecoomb and Bevendean – three councillors
- North Portslade – two councillors
- Patcham and Hollingbury – three councillors
- Preston Park – three councillors
- Queen’s Park – two councillors
- Regency – two councillors
- Rottingdean and West Saltdean – two councillors
- Round Hill – two councillors
- South Portslade – two councillors
- Westbourne – two councillors
- Westdene and Hove Park – three councillors
- West Hill and North Laine – two councillors
- Whitehawk and Marina – two councillors
- Wish – two councillors
- Woodingdean – two councillors
You can view your Green Party candidates in these elections by clicking the button below.
How do I vote?
You can vote at your local polling station or by post. If you would like to vote by post, you can apply for a postal vote by Tuesday 18th April 2023 at 5pm. You must print the paper form and return it to the electoral services team at the council. This can be done by email or by post. More details of how to apply for a postal vote are on the Brighton & Hove City Council website.
If you are voting at a polling station, you need to take photo ID with you. You can find your local polling station on the Where do I vote? website. Your local polling station will be open from 7am until 10pm.
Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
- a UK, EEA or Commonwealth passport
- a UK or EEA driving licence (including a provisional licence)
- an older person’s or disabled person’s bus pass
- an EEA national identity card
- a biometric immigration document
- an identity card with the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card)
- a Blue Badge
The full list of acceptable ID is on the Government website and listed on the back of your polling card. If you do not have appropriate photo ID you can apply for a voter authority certificate by clicking here.
If you are not registered to vote in these elections, you must register to vote by Monday 14th April 2023. Click here to register to vote.
Why vote Green?
When you vote green, you vote for action. Action on the climate crisis. Action for a Fairer Brighton & Hove.
You can read the Green Party manifesto by clicking the button below.