Have your say in the May Elections
On Thursday 4 May, local elections will give residents of Warwick District the opportunity to vote for who they want to represent them locally.
Residents must be on the electoral register to be able to vote in May. With the registration deadline approaching, Warwick District Council is urging those not registered at their current address to ensure they are registered before it is too late.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 17 April. Applying online at gov.uk/register-to-vote takes just five minutes.
This year residents in Warwick District will be voting on the following:
· Councillors, who will represent their local area, helping to shape the future of it by making plans and taking decisions.
· Parish Councillors, who make decisions on local issues affecting their parish and will act as ambassadors for their community, keeping everyone aware of local needs and concerns.
Chris Elliott, Electoral Registration Officer for Warwick District, said:
“Local elections are an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who makes decisions about issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Warwick District.
“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is important to ensure you are correctly registered to vote. If you’re in doubt, you can check with us by contacting Warwick District Council Electoral Services Team by phone on 01926 456 105 or by email at email@example.com.”
Those intending to vote at polling stations in May will need to show a photographic ID. A list of accepted forms of ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website. Those that do not have eligible ID can apply for free voter ID.
The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.
Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, said:
“If you’re not registered by 17 April, you will not be able to vote this May. Registering to vote only takes five minutes and can be done online.
“This year voters should also remember that they will need to bring photo ID to the polling station to be able to vote. Anyone that does not have an accepted form of ID can apply for free voter ID by 25 April.”
For more information relating to the 2023 Local Elections in Warwick District, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/elections2023.
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All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright