Registering to vote

How do I register to vote?

  1. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  2. Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card or in official paperwork, such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
  3. Look out for a confirmation letter to say you are registered.
  4. If you don't have a National Insurance Number, you will need to provide proof of ID and proof of your address with your application. Please contact Electoral Services on 01483 755855, or email elections@woking.gov.uk for further information.

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Postal votes

A copy of the postal voting application form is available to download and complete. The deadline for applications to be received by the elections office for the UK Parliamentary election is 5pm, Tuesday 23 May 2017.

Please note that all new postal vote applicants are requested to provide copies of proof of identification (e.g. passport, driving licence) and proof of residence at the property (e.g. utility bill, bank statement). If you require any advice regarding the proof of ID and proof of residence, please contact Electoral Services.

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Proxy votes

As an alternative to postal voting, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf (proxy voting).

If you already have a postal vote and wish to change to a proxy vote you must tell us by 5pm, Tuesday 23 May 2017.

The deadline for new proxy applications to be received by the elections office for the UK Parliamentary election is 5pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Application form to vote by proxy.

You can apply for a permanent proxy vote if:

  • you have a permanent physical incapacity, are registered blind or receive the higher rate of mobility component of the disability living allowance.
  • your work frequently takes you away from home.

The permanent application form requires a signed declaration, from either a doctor, nurse or warden of a home, or in the case of work your employer.

Please note that new proxy vote applicants are requested to provide proof of identification (e.g. passport, driving licence) and proof of residence at the property (e.g. utility bill, bank statement). If you require any advice regarding the proof of ID and proof of residence, please contact Electoral Services.

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Who has access to the electoral register?

The Electoral Registration Officer maintains two versions of the electoral register - the electoral register and the open register. An explanation of the two types of register is available.

The full electoral register can be inspected, under supervision, at the Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking.

For further information, please contact Electoral Services on 01483 755855 or email elections@woking.gov.uk.