Types of election
There are different types of elections that you can get involved in and have your say.
The last Parliamentary General Election took place on 12 December 2019.
In this type of election, voters decide who they want to represent them in Parliament. The candidate who receives the most votes for the constituency becomes a Member of Parliament (MP). The UK Parliament makes decisions and passes laws on a wide range of issues that affect you.
Medway is made up of the constituencies of Chatham and Aylesford, Gillingham and Rainham, and Rochester and Strood.
Medway Council is divided into 22 Electoral Wards and each ward is represented by local Councillors – 55 in total. In local elections, you can vote for a councillor to represent your ward. In Medway, local elections are held every 4 years.
The next scheduled local election in Medway will take place on 4 May 2023. Find out about the Local and parish elections 2023.
Due to a recent ward boundary review, on 4 May 2023, Medway will be divided into 24 electoral wards and there will be 59 councillors in total.
Your poll card letter that you will receive by post will show which ward your property is allocated to and the ballot paper at the polling station will tell you how many votes you can cast.
There are 11 parishes in Medway, all in the Rochester area. Each parish is represented by a number of parish councillors.
Parish elections are held every 4 years to coincide with the local elections.
The next scheduled parish election in Medway will take place on 4 May 2023. Find out about the Local and parish elections 2023.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Kent are held every 4 years. The Kent PCC is responsible for holding the Chief Constable and police force to account on the public's behalf.
The last Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent election took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Find out about the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Election.
Find out more about the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent.