Warwick district residents urged to get election ready - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district residents urged to get election ready

Leamington Editorial 21st Mar, 2023   0

RESIDENTS in Warwick district are being urged to make sure they are election ready.

The local elections on Thursday May 4 will give electors in the area the opportunity to vote for who they want to represent them locally.

But residents must be on the electoral register to be able to vote in May. With the registration deadline approaching, Warwick District Council is urging those not registered at their current address to ensure they are registered before it is too late.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday April 17. Applying online at gov.uk/register-to-vote takes just five minutes.

This year residents in Warwick district will be voting for both district and parish councillors.

Chris Elliott, Electoral Registration Officer for Warwick district, said: “Local elections are an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who makes decisions about issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Warwick district.

“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is important to ensure you are correctly registered to vote. If you’re in doubt, you can check with us by contacting Warwick District Council Electoral Services Team by phone on 01926 456 105 or by email at [email protected].”

Those intending to vote at polling stations in May will need to show a photographic ID. A list of accepted forms of ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website. Those that do not have eligible ID can apply for free voter ID.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday April 25.

For more information visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/elections2023


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