Time is running out for local residents to register to vote at the forthcoming local borough elections taking place on Thursday 5 May 2022.
In order to vote in May, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Woking Borough Council is urging people who are not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Thursday 14 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online.
This year, residents in Woking borough will be voting to select councillors who represent Woking borough and contribute to the development of policies in areas, such as waste and recycling, planning, housing, living well, leisure and culture, the environment, business and many more.
Julie Fisher, Electoral Registration Officer for Woking Borough Council, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in this year’s elections. They are an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Woking borough. If you’re not registered by 14 April, you won’t be able to vote.
Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, said: “You can’t have your say in these elections unless you are registered to vote. Registering is easy and online registration only takes five minutes.
“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important to make sure you are correctly registered to vote.
“If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action. If in doubt, you can check with your local council on 01483 755 855 or email email@example.com”
People can choose to vote in a number of ways – 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 and a postal proxy vote is 5pm on 19 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 26 April.