May elections

You must register to vote in the upcoming May elections before Wednesday 17 April. If you cannot attend the elections, you can apply for a postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find all the key dates on our election news page.


Polling stations review

We have to review our polling districts, places and stations every 4 years. 

A polling district is the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency or ward.

A polling place is the building or area in which a polling station is located.

A polling station is the actual room or area where voting takes place.

We review the polling districts, places and stations, to make sure that they have reasonable facilities for voting and are accessible to everyone.

The last full review in Harlow took place in July 2019 and the last interim review took place in July 2023.

Interim review 2023

Our local ward boundaries are set to change following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
As a result of the changes, which are due to come into force for the next local elections in May 2024, we are also reviewing the location of our polling stations to make sure these remain easily accessible in the new wards. 
The (Acting) Returning Officer for Harlow has published his recommendations of where the polling stations should be. You can see these locations in our interactive map.

You can also read through a list of the proposed locations (pdf)
We ran a consultation on these recommendations which closed on 4 September 2023.

We will publish details of all the comments we received during the consultation on this page (personal details will be removed).

We will consider final proposals at the Full Council meeting on 2 November 2023. If approved, any changes will come into effect when the updated electoral register is published on 1 December 2023.

You can view a copy of the:

Previous reviews

You can view the documents from the: