Registered to Vote? 

To vote in an election, you have to be registered to vote.

Not Registered? You can register to vote online. - Easy Read Guide on How to Register to Vote 

Are you unsure if you are registered? Please use our contact form or call 01322 343501.

Not around on polling day? See about Postal and Proxy voting for more information about absent voting.

Want to know about how we make voting accessible? See our Polling Station Accessibility Page

Want more information about the Electoral Register? See our Electoral Register page.

Frequently asked questions: 

  • If you have moved home, you need to re-register using your new address.
  • Being registered for council tax does not mean that you are automatically registered to vote.
  • Registering to vote can help your credit score - for more information about this, contact your credit agency. 

The next election is - 2025 Kent County Council Election

Voter ID is now required at polling stations.

From May 2023 onwards, the Elections Act 2022 requires voters to show photographic identification at polling stations before they are given a ballot paper.

For more information about Voter ID requirements.

Past Elections:

Police and Crime Commissioner for the Kent Police Area 2024 

European Union Referendum 23 June 2016:


Review of Dartford's Electoral Arrangements by the Local Government Boundary Commission:

The Local Government Boundary Commission last carried out a review of Dartford Borough Council's electoral arrangements in 2017 which came into force in May 2019.

The Swanscombe Ward Area of Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council 2022:

Parish and Town Council Boundary Review 2018:

A community governance review was completed in December 2018. This review changed the parish and town council boundaries which will come into effect for the local elections to be held in May 2019

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Stations 2022:

Dartford Borough Council is conducting a review of all polling districts and polling places for Parliamentary and Local Government elections.

The 2023 Boundary Review:

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) are overseeing a review of parliamentary constituencies to ensure each one has roughly the same number of electors. As part of this process, the number of constituencies in England will increase to 543. The Commission is required by law to make sure that each constituency in England has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, excluding two ‘protected’ constituencies for the Isle of Wight.

From 22 February to 4 April 2022, they are holding a six-week secondary consultation on our initial proposals, and they want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to provide their views.

The proposed changes for the Dartford and the responses received during the first consultation can be found on their website at .

Standing in Elections

Being a Parish Councillor