Warwick district residents warned - only days left to register to vote - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district residents warned - only days left to register to vote

Leamington Editorial 13th Apr, 2023   0

RESIDENTS across Warwick district are being urged to ensure they are election ready as registration to vote closes in a few days time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday (April 17). Voters can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.

Voters have a range of options – they can vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on April 18. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is a week later, 5pm on April 25.

This May, voters will need to show a photo ID to vote at a polling station for the first time. This is a new requirement introduced by the UK Government’s Elections Act. To find out which ID can be used in the polling station, visit the Electoral Commission website.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted types of ID, can apply for a free ID at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate or by completing and submitting a paper form to Warwick District Council by 5pm on April 25.

Chris Elliott, Returning Officer for Warwick district, said: “Don’t lose your chance to vote at elections in May. Local elections are an important opportunity to have your say on who represents you and makes decisions about issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Warwick district. If you’re in doubt about whether you need to register to vote or have questions about how to apply for a postal or proxy vote, or free ID, you can contact our Electoral Services Team on 01926 456105 or by email at [email protected].”


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