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Local Government Election


Your Local Government represents you in the Vale of Glamorgan County and your Local Town or Community Council.



Local Government Elections are held to elect people from your local community to become Councillors. You will be represented by Councillors with the Vale of Glamorgan Council plus Councillors with your Local Town or Community Council.


Councils are responsible for providing local services and facilities.


Information for voters

Find out who can vote in the Local Government Elections:


Eligible Voters

To be eligible to vote in this election you must be:

  • registered to vote

  • 16 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)

  • a British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen

  • a resident in Wales

  • not be legally excluded from voting

For more information on who can vote, or to register to vote please visit the Electoral Commission website.



Once elected, the representatives are known as Councillors. Councillors spend most of their time working and/or living, in their local area.


They attend regular council committee meetings at various venues within the Vale of Glamorgan to discuss and decide upon local services and facilities.


To find out who your local Councillor is please visit our Members Search page.


Members Search


  How to contact Electoral Services