Thursday 2 May will see local people take to the voting booths to vote for their local representatives for the new BCP Unitary Authority.
Many of the seats are set to be hotly contested with some wards having as many 14 different candidates standing in some wards (Poole Town & Hamworthy wards).
Find out who’s standing in your ward here:
One of the reasons so many candidates are standing in each ward is down to the changes in ward boundaries. Some wards have merged with others to form bigger wards and some have had boundary changes to make them bigger. There will be 76 seats on the new council representing 33 wards across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.