Elections 2023

From May 4 2023, voters in England will need to show photographic ID to vote at polling stations in some elections, including Stoke-on-Trent’s upcoming local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

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Policies, procedures and strategies directory - City council constitution

City council constitution

The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.
The constitution is divided into seven parts:

  • summary and explanation 
  • articles of the constitution 
  • responsibility for functions 
  • procedure rules 
  • codes and protocols 
  • members' allowances scheme 
  • management structure 

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