Polling cards to be delivered this weekend

02/05/2017, PR8546

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Polling cards will start to be delivered to households this weekend, as the district gears up for the 2017 General Election.

The poll cards are being sent out to all registered voters in the district. The cards include details of the local polling station and times of polling for the General Election, which is on Thursday 8 June.

There are no local elections taking place in the Wakefield district this year so the only poll card people will need is for the General Election.

Residents who have not received their poll cards by Friday 12 May, including anyone who has recently moved house, should contact the Electoral Services Office on 01924 305023.

Andy Wallhead

Andrew Wallhead, Acting Returning Officer said: “Poll cards are being delivered to those people who have registered to vote. If you don’t receive yours then you will need to make sure you are registered.

“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. You can contact the Electoral Services Office to check and ensure you don’t miss out on voting.”

The deadline to register to vote is Monday 22 May and registering is quick and simple. To register to vote people will need their date of birth and national insurance number and should go to
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk for more information.

Residents who are unable to attend the polling station to vote, may be able to vote by postal vote or proxy. The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on 23 May and the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on 31 May.

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