Wandsworth goes to the polls on May 3

Published: 27 March 2018

Borough council elections will take place across Wandsworth on Thursday May 3, 2018. Residents will go to the polls to elect three councillors for each of the 20 borough wards.

Anyone eligible who wishes to vote must ensure their name is on the electoral register before the deadline of midnight, Tuesday April 17, 2018.

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 who is not registered should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to complete the online application. Once your application has been received by the electoral services department you may be contacted to request further information, so make sure you apply as soon as possible.

All homes within the borough have recently been sent household notification letters, on which names could be added of residents not currently registered to vote. However, any names added to the address via this letter will not be registered unless the individual has made an application to register to vote by the deadline.

Anyone wishing to vote by post must apply by 5pm on Wednesday April 18. 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).

Anyone wishing to vote by proxy (this means someone voting on your behalf) must apply by 5pm on Wednesday April 25. If your nominated proxy cannot visit your allocated polling station and would like to vote by post on your behalf they will need to apply to vote by postal proxy by 5pm on Wednesday April 18.

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.

Poll cards will be delivered to all eligible voters by Royal Mail before the election takes place. These will contain information about the date and time of the poll and a map showing the polling station location.

For more information visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.