Published on 8th April 2022

Voting form and pencil

The next scheduled elections to take place in Cheltenham will be the borough elections taking place on Thursday 5 May 2022.

Parish elections are uncontested and are no longer part of the election process for 5 May.

Cheltenham residents wishing to vote, who are not yet registered, need to register to vote online at by Thursday 14 April 2022.

Registering to vote is easy to do and only takes a few minutes online (you will need your National Insurance number when registering).

Residents who are registered should now have received their poll cards; if residents haven’t received a poll card, they can check by calling 01242 262626.

Anyone wishing to have a postal vote, postal proxy or to make changes to an existing postal vote for the elections on Thursday 5 May must return their application form by 5pm on 19 April.

Residents wishing to apply for a proxy vote (except for emergency proxies) should return their application form by 5pm Tuesday 26 April. A proxy vote is having someone vote on your behalf.

For more information, visit  or telephone: 01242 262626, or email [email protected].

Please check your poll card for your allocated polling station or use our online map:

For press enquiries, contact:
communications, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected].

Notes: An uncontested election is an election in which the number of candidates is the same or less than the number of places available for election, so all candidates are duly elected.