The UK Government are making signification changes to the Electoral System. The Elections Act 22 has now been introduced which applies to Local Elections, UK Parliamentary General Elections (UK PGE) & Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (PCC). The measures that are being introduced are in relation to:

Elections Act Implementation Timetable


Scheduled date of implementation

Voter ID May 2023
Accessibility May 2023
Postal Votes – Online Absent Vote Forms October 2023
Proxy Voting October 2023
Postal Vote – Reapply after 3 years October 2023
Postal Vote Handling December 2023
Overseas Electors January 2024
EU Citizens May 2024

These webpages linked above will be regularly updated throughout the year as further information becomes available.

Last Updated – October 23