With only a few weeks to go until the voter registration deadline for local elections on 4 May, anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are on the electoral register.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 17 April. Voters can apply online at
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote It takes just five minutes.
This May, for the first time, voters will need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station. This is a new requirement, introduced by the UK Government’s Elections Act. To find out which ID you can use in the polling station, visit the Electoral Commission website.
If you do not have one of the accepted types of ID, you can apply for free ID at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate or by completing and submitting a paper form to your local authority. You must apply by 5pm on 25 April, to be able to use the Voter Authority Certificate on 4 May.
Information about the new requirement and all your voting options can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website.
If you need any help, please contact the Council’s Electoral Registration team:
firstname.lastname@example.org 0303 333 4300