Residents are being reminded to 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about registration and voting can be found at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections