Polling cards to be delivered this weekend
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.
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.