Residents are being reminded to register to vote

16/05/2017, PR8557

Register to vote
Register to vote by 22 May

Residents are being reminded that they need to be registered by midnight on Monday 22 May, in order to vote in June’s General Election.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22 May. It is quick and simple to register by visiting
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. People will need their date of birth and national insurance number to be able to register.

Andrew Wallhead
Andrew Wallhead

Andrew Wallhead, Wakefield Council’s Acting Returning Officer, said: “Time is running out to register to vote. If you are not registered by 22 May you won’t be able to vote in the General Election in June.

“If you are unsure if you are registered, or have recently moved house, you can check by contacting the Electoral Services Office to make sure you don’t miss out on voting.”

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. Application forms are available at
www.yourvotematters.co.uk.

Those who have registered but have not yet received a polling card, including anyone who has recently moved house, should 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  

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