4th May 2023 – Parish Council and District Council Elections
The last election of parish and district councillors was in 2019 and on May 4th we all get the chance to vote on who we want to represent us at our Parish Council and District Council for the next four years.
This is not a General election, which is due next year, so the UK Government will remain in office whatever the outcome, but it is a chance for you to vote for who you feel will best represent your views and fight your corner on the local issues that affect us all.
Elections for North Norfolk District Council and all Parish Councils in North Norfolk occur every four years. All 40 North Norfolk District Council seats across the 32 district council wards will hold elections for new members. There will also be elections for the 128 Parish ward areas, which make up the 117 Parish and Town Councils within the district.
An election will be contested if the number of valid nominations received exceeds the seats for any particular district council ward, parish or parish ward area.
Voter ID Required
From May 2023 individuals will be required to show photo ID, such as a passport or photocard driver’s licence, when they vote at their polling station to prevent voter fraud.
These will be the first elections where voter identification will be required and has been introduced under the Elections Act 2022.
- electors must show an approved form of photo identity before voting in a polling station, the ID does not have to be valid provided the likeness is still true
- anyone without suitable photo identification, such as a passport, driving licence or national bus pass, will be able to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC)
2023 Trunch Ward Candidates
Click here to view the details of the four candidates standing for election for the Trunch Ward.
The Trunch Ward Parishes
Knapton | Swafield & Bradfield | Trunch
Antingham | Felmingham | Suffield
Register to Vote
Even if you pay council tax to NNDC, you won’t automatically be registered to vote. You also need to register to vote separately which you can do online in about 5 minutes.
Click here or anywhere on this panel to register to vote on-line or to check if you are registered to vote at your current address.
Apply for a Postal Vote
Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.
Ballot papers will be sent to your address before polling day so that you can cast your vote and return it by post.
Click here or anywhere on this panel to apply for a postal vote on-line.
Apply for a Proxy Vote
Anyone who is registered can apply for a proxy vote. Proxy voting means that if you aren’t able to cast your vote in person, you can nominate someone you trust, who is already registered to vote, to cast your vote for you.
Click here or anywhere on this panel to apply for a proxy vote on-line.
NNDC will send poll cards and postal poll cards to all registered electors on Friday 17th March
Due to the changes regarding Voter ID, poll cards will be slightly larger than usual to carry the necessary information regarding valid forms of identification.
- If you vote at your polling station you will receive a white poll card.
- If you are a postal voter you will receive a pink poll card.
Please keep your poll card as it contains helpful information, including your elector number, the district ward you are voting in and your polling station address, including a message highlighting if the polling station has changed for your parish.
Knapton is in the Trunch Ward.
Results for the elections to North Norfolk District Council wards will be declared overnight at the election count on Thursday 4 May, into Friday 5 May.
The election results will be announced on;
- NNDC’s Facebook page
- NNDC’s Twitter feed @NorthNorfolkDC
- NNDC’s Election Results page
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Types of Elections
There are basically five types of elections and elections can occur for a variety of reasons from the resignation, disqualification or death of a Councillor to the periodic election of a whole Council.
They range from Parliamentary to Local elections and they can all affect us.
Click here or anywhere on this panel to find out information on the different types and frequencies of elections, referenda and parish polls held in the district.
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. They work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity.
You can find out more about Voter ID, why it was implemented and what is required.
Click here or anywhere on this panel to visit the Electoral Commission website, which will open in a new page or tab.