Deadline looms for new voters to register for Thamesfield ward by-election

Published: Monday 23rd October 17

People wishing to vote in the forthcoming Thamesfield Ward by-election who are not yet on the electoral roll are being reminded that the deadline to register to vote expires at midnight tomorrow (Tuesday).

Voters in this part of Putney will be going to the polls on Thursday, November 9. The by-election is being held following the death of Cllr James Maddan.

Anyone eligible who wishes to vote in the by election must make sure their name is on the electoral register before midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, October 24).

Anyone not already registered should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Once your application has been received the council’s electoral services department may need to contact you to request further information, so people are being urged to apply as soon as possible.

British citizens, along with citizens of Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland, British Overseas Territories and the European Union are all eligible to vote at this election.

Anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must do so by 5pm on Wednesday, October 25. This date also applies to anyone who wants to cancel an existing postal or proxy vote (the voter must provide a signed letter confirming the cancellation and stating that they no longer wish to vote by post or proxy as appropriate).

To apply for a postal or proxy vote, registered electors should visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk and type ‘vote by post’ or ‘vote by proxy’ in the search field to download an application form.

More information about the Thamesfield ward by election is available at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.

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