Time is running out to register to vote

13 April 2018

Time is running out for Borough residents who are yet to register to vote for this year's local Borough elections on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Eligible voters who are yet to register have until Tuesday 17 April 2018. Residents can register online quickly and efficiently by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Local residents who are unsure of whether they are registered to vote should contact Woking Borough Council's Elections Team on 01483 755855.

This year, Woking, along with four other local authorities in England, is participating in the Cabinet Office's trial, aimed at tackling electoral fraud. 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. Click to see a full list of valid identification.

Voters who don't have any of the accepted photographic ID must obtain a free Local Elector Card, which is available to acquire right up until 5pm, Wednesday 2 May 2018. Postal voters are not affected by the trial.

Ray Morgan, Woking Borough Council's Electoral Registration Officer, said: "Voting in the forthcoming local Borough elections is one of the most effective ways of making sure your voice is heard by decision-makers within your community. I would therefore encourage those who haven't registered to vote to do so as soon as possible, and ensure that you have the correct photographic ID to produce at the polling station, or face the prospect of losing your right to vote."

For more information about 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 electorcard@woking.gov.uk or visit www.woking.gov.uk/VoterID