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Last chance to register to vote for the upcoming PCC election

There is less than a week to register to vote to ensure you can have your say in the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections being held on Thursday 2 May.

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There is less than a week to register to vote to ensure you can have your say in the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections being held on Thursday 2 May.

 

Residents must be on the electoral register to be able to vote in May. Rutland County Council is urging those who are not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered before the deadline (midnight on Tuesday 16th April). It takes just five minutes to apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. 

 

If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important to make sure you are correctly registered to vote. If you’re in doubt, you can check with us by contacting elections@rutland.gov.uk or calling 01572 720 954.

 

Voters should also remember that they will need to bring photo ID to the polling station to be able to vote. 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

 

We are also urging those that are voting by proxy or postal vote to check the changes to how they vote here. Please note the deadline to apply for a postal or postal proxy vote is 5pm on 17th April. The deadline for proxy votes (not emergency or postal proxy votes) is 5pm on 24th April.
 

  • People can choose to vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. The deadline to apply for a postal vote (including applications for postal proxy votes) is 5pm on 17 April. The deadline for new applications for a proxy vote (not emergency or postal proxy votes)  is 5pm on 24 April.

     

  • The requirement to show photo ID at the polling station, is a requirement, introduced by the UK Government’s Elections Act 2022.

     

  • To apply for the free ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, voters will need to provide a photo, full name, date of birth, the address at which they are registered to vote and their National Insurance number.

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