If you haven’t already registered to vote - time is running out

Published: Tuesday 17th April 18

With next month’s Borough Council Elections just over two weeks away, residents are being reminded that they only have a few hours left to register to vote if they haven’t already done so.

To make sure residents can have their say on Thursday May 3, they must apply to join the electoral register by midnight tonight. This can be done online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Residents who receive and pay council tax bills are not automatically included on the electoral register. 

Those who are registered and would like a postal vote are being advised that they must submit their postal vote applications by 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday April 18). Those who are already permanently registered for a postal vote do not need to apply again. An application form for a postal vote can be downloaded from yourvotematters.co.uk.

Residents submitting postal and proxy vote applications close to the deadlines are advised to send a clear scanned copy to electoral@wandsworth.gov.uk.

British citizens, along with citizens of qualifying Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland, British Overseas Territories and the European Union are all eligible to vote in the Borough Council Elections. 

Poll cards have been sent to all registered electors, but the cards are not actually required to vote. If they are lost or mislaid, voters will be able to find where their local polling station is by typing in their full postcode at wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.

On Thursday May 3, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. The counting of votes for the borough’s 20 Wards will commence that night, with the results expected to be announced in the early hours of Friday May 4.

For more information about the electoral process and how to register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote, visit wandsworth.gov.uk/vote

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