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There will be a Norwich City Council election on Thursday 2 May 2024.

This is when one-third of the city’s councillors – one from each of the 13 wards – will be elected.

The election for Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on the same day.

Counting the results

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election count will take place on Friday 3 May 2024, with each district across Norfolk counting the votes in their area. The Norwich count will take place at the Sportspark, University of East Anglia (UEA). Find more about the PCC count on the Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils website, who have responsibility for coordinating this election for the county and announcing the overall result.

The count for the Norwich City Council election will be held on Saturday 4 May 2024, at the Congregation Hall, UEA. 

Media at the count

Only accredited media representatives will be permitted into the count venue. In mid-April, the media will be invited to apply for any media passes.

Media enquiries about the election or attending the count should be directed to williamstevens@norwich.gov.uk and communications@norwich.gov.uk

Election communications 

The election process and results will be communicated via the following channels: 

Twitter: @norwichcc #NorwichElection24

www.norwich.gov.uk/election2024

Estimated timings for count 

Friday 3 May 2024, Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner election – the count will start at 10am and we estimate a result in the afternoon. Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils will announce the overall results for Norfolk.

Saturday 4 May 2024, Norwich City Council election - the count will start at 10am and we estimate results to start coming through around 1pm.

Please be aware that timings may vary. 

Current political make-up of the council

  • Labour: 19 seats
  • Green Party: 13 seats
  • Independent Norwich Group: 4 seats
  • Liberal Democrats: 3 seats

Labour is the largest party, but has no overall control.

What is the political make-up of the 13 city council seats up for election in May?

  • Labour: 6 seats
  • Green Party: 4 seats
  • Independent Norwich Group: 2 seats
  • Liberal Democrats: 1 seat

Electorate

There are 103,338 people eligible to vote in the Norwich City Council local election.

Turnout

For the last 10 years, or so, the turnout in Norwich – which means the percentage of people who vote out of the total on the electoral register – has been around 35%.

Voter ID

The government introduced new rules for voters at elections from May 2023 requiring voters at polling stations to show photographic identification (Voter ID).

If someone does not have the required photo ID, they can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline for May’s elections is Wednesday 24 April 2024, 5pm.

Find out more on the voter ID webpage.

Accessible guides to voting

Guides in Easy Read and British Sign Language (BSL) can be found on our Accessible guides to voting page

Polling stations

There are 57 polling stations across the city. See the list of polling district ward maps.

Candidates

The people standing for election, will be available from 8 April 2024.

More information

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