Last chance to register to vote for council elections this May
There’s just one week left to make sure you are registered to vote on May 3 and to have your say on who represents you at a local level.
Next month’s poll will select city councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in Worcester. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more.
To vote in the election, residents must be on the electoral register. With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote, Worcester City Council is urging residents who have not already registered at their current address to make sure they do so in time.
The deadline to register to vote is 11:59pm on Tuesday April 17. Anyone can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.
Tim O’Gara, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council, said:
“With only one week to go, time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an 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 Worcester. But if you’re not registered by 17 April, you won’t be able to vote on May 3.”
Chris Hinde, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the Midlands, said:
“If you have turned 18, or if you have moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”
If you were eligible to vote in last year’s General Election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote.
The elections on May 3 will be for 13 of Worcester’s 35 city councillors. Polls will be held in the Battenhall, Bedwardine, Cathedral, Claines, Gorse Hill, Nunnery, Rainbow Hill, St John, St Peter’s, Warndon (two councillors), Warndon Parish North and Warndon Parish South wards.
This includes a by-election in the Warndon ward.