There will be local elections happening on Thursday 2 May 2019 across many parts of England.

People will vote to choose who they would like to be their local councillor. Councillors make important decisions that affect the local community.

In order to vote in your local elections you must be registered to vote. If you aren't registered, you won't be able to vote. 

People living in England can register to vote online at You need to register by midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.

Easy read guide to voting in local elections

We've created a guide which covers what you need to know about registering to vote and how to vote on Thursday 2 May 2019.

We have produced this guide together with the Electoral Commission.

Download resource Guide to the May 2019 local elections in England

Registering to vote

You can register to vote at

If you need any help you can call the Voting Helpline on 020 7696 6009.

Voter ID

In some parts of England you will need to show ID at the polling station so that you can vote.

This is part of a test the Government is dong. The ID you will need to show is different for each are so you will need to look at your Council's website by following the links below:

Polling station selfies!

We want to inspire people with a learning disability to vote.

Help us spread the word by taking a selfie outside your polling station and sharing it on social media. You can use #LDvote

Remember, you are allowed to take a photo outside the polling station, but not inside!

Hear from Harry

Our spokesperson, Harry, has spoken to the Electoral Commission about his experiences of voting.

Watch the video to find out more.

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