Tributes paid following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Cllr Pat Todd, the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, has commented following the sad death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. See our full response

View upcoming elections

We publish details here of local elections, plus other types of elections, including general elections and referendums. You may also want to view or download vacancy and election notices.

Bridge Parish Council By-election

Although this election is not contested there is still a vacancy at Bridge Parish Council. The election will need to be run for the vacant seat.

Westgate Ward City Council By-election

A by-election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021 to fill one vacancy for Westgate Ward.

Swalecliffe Ward City Council By-election

A by-election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021 to fill one vacancy for Swalecliffe Ward.

Kent County Council election

The next Kent County Council election will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

You can find out who the Canterbury candidates are on the KCC website from 10am on Friday 9 April 2021.

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner election 

The election that would have been held on Thursday 7 May 2020 will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Visit the Police Area Returning Officer's website for more information.

Register to vote

If you're not sure if you are registered to vote, please contact our Elections team to check.

If you do need to register, you can register to vote online. The deadline to register is midnight on Monday 19 April.

Additional measures will be in place to make the polling stations COVID-safe, but if you want to, you can apply to vote by post instead. The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.