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Elections and voting


Residents in Bedford Borough can vote in a number of elections including European and Borough Council elections. More information is available at our Elections page.

2019 local elections

On Thursday, 2 May 2019 elections will be held across Bedford Borough to elect the Mayor, councillors to Bedford Borough Council and also elect councillors to town and parish councils across the borough.

2019 European Parliamentary elections

European Parliamentary elections are taking place on 23 May 2019.

Register to vote

Check your eligibility to vote and register to vote online.

Other ways to vote

Postal voting

Find out how to apply for a postal vote if you are unable to vote in person at your polling station.

Vote by proxy

Information on how to appoint someone to vote on your behalf is available at our Vote by proxy page.

Overseas voters

For British citizens living abroad there is the option to register to vote as an overseas voter.

Service voters

Find out how, as a member of the UK armed forces, you can register as a service voter.

Bedford BID Proposal

View the results of the Bedford BID proposal ballot 17 October 2014.