Bring photo ID to vote on Thursday 2 May 2019

All Woking Borough electors will be asked to present photo ID from an approved list before they can vote at the polling station at this year's local elections.

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Last chance to register to vote for the local elections

Date: 

Friday, 5 April, 2019

Borough residents who wish to vote in the next local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019 must register to vote before midnight on Friday 12 April 2019.

Residents can register online quickly and efficiently by visiting GOV.UK. Local residents who are unsure whether they are already on the Electoral Register can contact Woking Borough Council's Elections Team on 01483 755 855 to find out, or email elections@woking.gov.uk

This year, Woking is once again participating in the Cabinet Office's Voter ID trial. Voters across the Borough will need to show approved photographic identification before they can vote in person at the polling station. Voters who do not produce valid identification will not be allowed to vote.

Voters who don't have any of the accepted photographic ID must obtain a free local elector card, which is available right up until 5pm, Wednesday 1 May 2019. Postal voters are not affected by the trial.

Douglas Spinks, Woking Borough Council's Deputy Returning Officer, said: “Local elections remain the most reliable method of getting your voice heard about local issues that directly relate to you, such as housing, health and wellbeing, planning control and green space management.

“Councillors who stand for election are Woking residents themselves, and as such have residents’ concerns steadfastly at the forefront of their agenda.

“I would urge anyone who is not yet registered to vote, to ensure that they are on the electoral register and are fully equipped with appropriate identification in time to cast their vote in May’s local elections."

For more information about the elections and registering to vote, the accepted forms of photographic ID, or to apply for a local elector card, please contact the Elections Team on 01483 755855, email elections@woking.gov.uk or visit www.woking.gov.uk/VoterID

For local elector card applications, the email address is electorcard@woking.gov.uk