Elections can be announced at short notice, so it's important to be ready for the next one. On this page you will find information about how to make sure you're registered and ready for an upcoming election.

Register to vote

Registering to vote takes five minutes. You only need to register once, and then again if you change your address, name or nationality.

Voting by post

You can choose to vote by post for a single election, or for every election. You must apply to vote by post.

Voting by proxy

You can choose to have someone else vote on your behalf. You must apply to vote by proxy at least 6 working days before an election. When applying, you will need to give a reason for why you can't vote in person.

View election results

All election results can be found on our democracy website.

Contact us

You can email elections@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to contact the team with your enquiry.