Don’t lose your chance to vote

Date: 07/04/2014
Ref: PR4527

Wakefield Council will be delivering poll cards to local households from April 14.

The polling cards will be sent out to all registered voters in the district with details of their polling station and times of polling for the Local Council and European Parliamentary elections taking place on Thursday 22 May.

Voters can view maps to their polling stations via the Council's website, www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections, or by scanning the QR code printed on the poll card with their Smartphones. Residents who have not received a poll card by 21 April should contact the Electoral Services Office on 01924 305023.

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 6 May and residents need to ensure that they are correctly registered ahead of this deadline. It may be possible to vote by post or proxy if local people are unable to attend the polling station on the day – contact Electoral Services for further information.

Joanne Roney OBE, Returning Officer, said: "Even if you think you are already registered, it's important to double check. Many people think they are automatically registered because they pay council tax, but this isn't true, contact the Electoral Services Office to find out. If you move house or change your details, you will need to let us know as soon as possible because you will not be able to vote unless your name is on the register.

"By registering to vote you can have your say on issues that affect you in the district."

Registering is quick and simple, visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and print off a registration form, contact the Electoral Services Office on 01924 305023, or email elections@wakefield.gov.uk.

Further information about registration and voting can be found at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections.

ENDS