Wakefield Council urges people to make sure they have a voice
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 www.yourvotematters.co.uk
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
More information about the elections is available on the Council website at www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections
Or for details of your local polling station visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/where-i-live