Borough residents encouraged to use their right to vote

05 April 2017

Time is running out for Borough residents who are yet to register to vote for this year’s Surrey County Council election on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Eligible voters who are yet to register have until Thursday 13 April 2017. Residents can register online quickly and efficiently by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Local residents who are eligible to vote, but are unable to reach a polling station on election day can arrange either a postal or proxy vote (where someone else is able to vote on their behalf). Applications for new postal votes and, applications to make amendments to existing postal vote arrangements, should be completed as soon as possible and no later than 5pm, Tuesday 18 April 2017. The deadline to nominate a proxy is 5pm, Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Ray Morgan, Woking Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Voting in the forthcoming County Council election is one of the most effective ways of making sure your voice is heard by decision-makers within your community. Your vote can really make a difference. I would therefore encourage those who haven’t registered to vote to do so as soon as possible.”

Anyone unsure whether they are already registered to vote should contact Woking Borough Council’s Elections Team on 01483 755855.

For further information, or to obtain a voter registration form, postal or proxy vote application form, please contact the Council’s Elections Team on 01483 755855, email elections@woking.gov.uk or visit www.woking.gov.uk/election