Hours left to register to vote

Published: 20 April 2015

The deadline to register to vote in next month's Parliamentary election and Earlsfield ward by election is midnight tonight (April 21).

Polling cards for both elections have been hand delivered to all eligible, registered voters. These provide information and a map showing which local polling station they should use on May 7.  The cards will also remind those who are not registered under the new individual electoral registration system that they need to take action.

Anyone who believes they are eligible to vote but has not received a polling card can check that their names are on the list by calling Electoral Services on (020) 8871 6023 or by emailing electoral@wandsworth.gov.uk

The tomorrow (April 21) is the deadline to apply for a postal vote. Anyone on the register who wish to vote by post must submit an application form by 5pm.

The April 21 deadline also applies to anyone who wants to cancel an existing postal vote or postal proxy facility. To do this they will need to provide a signed letter stating they no longer wish to vote this way. The polling cards, which were delivered over the Easter weekend, indicate if people have a postal or proxy vote facility set up, giving them time to cancel if they wish.

For further information, and to also download an application form for a postal or proxy vote, visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote

British citizens, along with citizens of qualifying Commonwealth countries are all eligible to vote in the general elections.  Other EU citizens in the Earlsfield ward will be eligible to vote in this election only.

For more information about registering and details of who is eligible to vote visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote