Registering to vote and voting You must register to vote before you can vote in any election. Apply for Voter ID You now need proof of your identity to vote at a polling station in elections. Apply for a postal or proxy vote Provides details on postal and proxy vote applications for any future elections. Current local elections Details of any current local elections will be detailed on this page. How to become a councillor Find out what you need to do to become a councillor. A councillor may represent your local community on a parish, town, or on this unitary authority. Local election results Find out the election results for council, parish and town councils. Parish council elections 2023 Parish council elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2023. Parliamentary constituencies review The Boundary Commission for England is undertaking a review of the Parliamentary constituencies for England. Community governance reviews Reviews provide an opportunity to look at and make changes to governance arrangements for town and parish councils and parish areas. Responding to the Electoral Register Canvass Cumberland Council has to carry out an annual canvass of electors every year to make sure the electoral register is as complete and accurate as possible.