The government is making changes to UK elections and the way we vote.
In future you must show approved photo identification to vote at a polling station. Changes also affect postal and proxy votes, support for people with a disability, British citizens abroad, and EU citizens in the UK.
To find out more, go to changes to voting in elections.
On Friday 2 September 2022, the government appointed Essex County Council to support us with the financial challenges we face.
This intervention is in response to concerns about levels of financial risk and debt.