Just a few days left to make sure you can vote

Residents have until Tuesday (17 April) to register to vote in the upcoming Peterborough City Council and Parish elections.

Almost a third of the Council's seats, across 18 wards, will be contested in city council elections on Thursday 3 May 2018. Councillors will also be elected to Wansford parish council.

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online via the Gov.uk website.

People can also register at the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough. They must bring documents to verify their name and address (a utility bill or council tax bill), and either a passport or driving licence to provide photographic ID.

If you're registered to vote but won't be able to vote in person at your polling station next month, then you still have time to apply for a postal or a proxy vote. The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.

Applications for a proxy vote must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April. You can apply for a proxy vote if:

  • You are unable to go to the polling station for one particular election, for example, if you are away on holiday
  • You have a physical condition that means you cannot go to the polling station on election day
  • Your employment means that you cannot go to the polling station on election day
  • Your attendance on an educational course means that you cannot go to the polling station on election day
  • You are a British citizen living overseas
  • You are a crown servant or a member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces

With the exception of those who are registered blind, you may have to get someone to support your application to confirm that your reason for applying to vote by proxy is valid.

To request an application form, please contact the Elections helpline telephone number on 01733 452249 or email: electoral.services@peterborough.gov.uk.

More information can be found online at the council website.

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