Sefton Borough Elections 2023
Sefton has a Council of 66 Members or Councillors who make decisions on matters affecting the borough. The borough is divided into 22 wards and each ward is represented by 3 Councillors who are appointed for a term of 4 years.
Local Elections 2023
On Thursday May 4th, 2023 thousands of residents across Sefton cast their vote on who they want to see represent them and their neighbours on the Local Authority’s borough council.
Local government elections elect councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, leisure, fire and public safety, social care and waste management.
This year was the first time that, due to new national legislation, voters had to show valid photo ID to vote in a polling station.
This includes Verification Data and Voter Identification Evaluation Data.
|Number of eligible electors (as of May 4th, 2023)||212,535|
|Number of electors eligible to vote in a Polling Station||169,378|
|Number of postal votes issued||43,157|
|Total number of verified polling station votes||39,729|
Percentage of votes cast in polling stations
|Total number of verified postal votes||26,107|
|Percentage of votes cast by post||60.49%|
|Total number of verified votes||65,836|
|Voter ID statistics|
|Total number of voters not issued with a ballot||421|
|Total number of voters producing invalid ID||288|
|Total number of voters unable to produce ID||133|
|Total number of voters who returned with valid ID||203|
|Percentage of voters not issued with a ballot paper||0.5%|
|Number of voters initially refused a ballot paper||Number of voters who returned to the polling station with accepted ID and were issued a ballot paper||Total numbers of voters who did not return to vote|
|Netherton & Orrell||19||4||15|