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Make your vote count

On Thursday 5 May, residents will be able to vote for their local councillor who will form part of 89 new divisions, represented by 90 councillors across the county.

The councillors elected will serve the final year of the county council and the first four years of the new single council. They will shape what public services will look like ahead of the new North Yorkshire Council.

District and borough councils will remain until 1 April 2023, and the councillors serving them will continue in their roles until that date.

Depending on where you live, you may also have the opportunity to vote for a local town or parish councillor.

To vote in the elections on 5 May you must be on the electoral register. If you are not currently registered to vote, or you have moved to a new house recently and are not registered at your new address, it's not too late. The deadline to register to vote is Thursday 14 April.

If you know that you will not be able to get to your polling station on 5 May, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.

To apply for a postal vote you need to complete an application form and return it to us by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April.

To apply for a proxy vote (when someone votes on your behalf) you will need to complete an application form and return it to us by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April. If you apply for a proxy vote, the person voting on your behalf must be eligible to vote in the election themselves.

You can see the new electoral divisions and find out more about the elections on the county council website.