Midnight deadline tomorrow to register to vote in Battersea ward by-election
Published: Monday 24th October 16
Residents who live in Battersea’s Queenstown Ward are being reminded that they only have until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25) to register to vote in time at the forthcoming council by-election.
A by-election is being held in this part of Battersea on Thursday, November 10, following the death of Queenstown Ward councillor Sally-Ann Ephson.
Poll cards have now been sent to all those residents who are both eligible and registered to vote in this by-election. Residents who have only registered recently will shortly be receiving theirs in the post.
Anyone who believes they are eligible to vote but has not received a poll card can check that their name is included on the electoral list by calling (020) 8871 6023.
Those people who know they are not registered can apply to join the register by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote but they must do this ahead of tomorrow night’s midnight deadline.
Residents are reminded that if they have recently added their name to a Household Enquiry Form, but not made an individual application including their National Insurance number and date of birth (either on the website above or by paper form), that they need to do this in order to be included on the electoral register.
Residents who want to apply for a postal vote must submit an application form by 5pm on Wednesday this week (October 26). Those submitting last minute applications should email a clear scanned copy of the form to firstname.lastname@example.org to guarantee it is received on time.
This 5pm Wednesday deadline also applies to anyone who wants to cancel an existing postal vote or proxy facility. To do this, residents will need to provide a signed letter stating they no longer wish to vote in this way.
Individual poll cards will confirm whether residents have a postal or proxy vote facility set up.
For further information about postal and proxy voting, and to download an application form visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
More information about the by-election can be found at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote