Elections 4 May 2023

Click HERE for election results – will be updated by Wokingham Borough Council throughout Friday 5th May

Election of Town Councillors

Download Notice HERE

Election of Borough Councillors

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Statement of persons nominated

Please download the following:

Notice of Uncontested Election Woodley Town Council Warren Ward

Statements of Persons Nominated Town Councillors

Statements of Persons Nominated Borough Councillors

Information about voting

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm and it is important you are ready to take part and have your say in who represents you.

Your poll card tells you when and where to vote and you must go to your allocated polling station. You do not need to take your polling card with you to vote, but you must take suitable photo ID.

This is the first time you will have to show photo ID to be able to vote as part of new legislation introduced by the Government last year. If you fail to turn up with suitable ID, you will not be issued with a ballot paper.

Acceptable ID

There are many forms of ID that are accepted, including:

  • Passport
  • Full or provisional driving licence
  • Blue badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card
  • Identity card with Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) mark
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards

Expired ID will also be accepted, as long as you still look like the photograph on the document. Bringing your poll card by itself will not entitle you to vote.

A full list of accepted forms of ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement.

As part of the changes, those who do not have a suitable form of ID have had the opportunity to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to show on polling day. However, the deadline to apply for one of these has now expired.

Polling card and where to vote

If you lose your poll card, you can still vote, but you need to give your name and address to the staff on duty.

If you have lost your polling card and do not know where your polling station is, you can check your polling station out on Wokingham Borough Council’s website.

Plan what time you will cast your vote at the polling station, leaving plenty of time before the 10pm deadline. If you are in a queue at 10pm, you will still be able to vote.

If you arrive at the polling station after 10pm, then the poll will be closed and you will have missed your chance to take part.

At the polling station

Once you have shown your photo ID, the staff at the polling station will give you a ballot paper listing the candidates you can vote for and they are on hand to provide advice on the voting process.

Take your ballot paper into a polling booth so that nobody can see how you vote. Read the ballot paper carefully, as it will tell you how to cast your vote. Do not write anything else on the paper, or your vote may not be counted.

Mark your ballot paper according to the instructions – a pencil will be provided for you to do this. Finally, fold your completed ballot paper in half and pop it in the ballot box.


The count starts at 9am on Friday (5 May) and Wokingham Borough Council will be sharing updates on the results as they are announced. Follow Wokingham Borough Council on Twitter for the latest information.

We will announce the elected councillors for Woodley Town Council on Tuesday 9th May, following the Coronation Bank Holiday Monday (on which we will be closed).

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Coronation celebration for King Charles III

Join us for a FREE afternoon of music and entertainment to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III! 🥳

Everyone is welcome!

📅 Sunday 7th May, 2-5pm
🌳 Woodford Park Memorial Ground, Woodley 

🍦 FREE Ice Cream
🎤 Live band
🤹‍♀️ Entertainment – circus skills, giant bubbles, stilt walkers
🥳 Face painters
✨ Magician
🎈 Balloon modelling
☕  Coffee bar
🍹 Cocktail bar

Bring a picnic, your friends and family for FREE afternoon of fun! 🤩

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