Last chance to register to vote
Voters have just one week left to make sure they are registered to vote in the elections next month.
Monday 18 April is the final date to register for this year’s District (Local) and Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 5 May.
Once residents are registered, those who are eligible will also be able to vote in the EU Referendum taking place on Thursday 23 June. They only need to register once to be able to vote on 5 May and in June.
Anyone who has moved house recently, or changed other details such as their name, may not be registered correctly so should contact Electoral Services to check.
Joanne Roney OBE, Electoral Registration Officer for Wakefield Council said: “Time is running out to register to vote. If you are not registered by 18 April you won’t be able to vote in the elections in May or the referendum in June. Make sure you are registered before the deadline to have your say.”
People who are not sure if they are registered should call Electoral Services on 01924 305023. Registering is quick and easy, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections for more information.
Ballot papers are being sent out this week (from Friday 15 April) to residents who have opted to vote by post in the May 5 elections.
Wakefield Council is asking voters who have not received their postal ballot papers by April 28 to contact the Electoral Services team on 01924 305023. Postal voters are also asked to return their postal ballot papers as soon as possible - and not wait until polling day on May 5.
Joanne Roney added: “If you are voting by post, please complete and return your ballot forms as soon as you can. Don’t delay, make sure your vote counts.”
For more information please visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections