Wakefield Council urges people to make sure they have a voice

16/04/2018, PR8782

Wakefield Council is reminding residents of the deadlines to register, and when to apply to vote by post or proxy, so they do not lose their vote this May.

Residents must be registered to vote to be able to cast their vote on 3 May. Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday 17 April. 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. Anyone needing support to register can contact the Council’s Electoral Services Office on 01924 305023. On 17 April the phone line will be open until midnight.

Once registered, those who are unable to attend the polling station to vote can apply to vote by post or proxy. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 25 April. Application forms are available at

Poll cards are being delivered to households this week
Merran McRae with Poll Card

Merran McRae, Wakefield Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “This is the last chance to register to vote in the local elections in May. Even if you are away on polling day or unable to get to the polling station, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.”

More information about the elections is available on the Council website at

Or for details of your local polling station visit

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