Clock is ticking to register to vote in Claines by-election

Residents of Claines in Worcester are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote in the Worcester City Council by-election on Thursday August 8.

To vote on the day Claines residents need to make sure they are on the electoral register by Tuesday July 23. And the good news is it only takes five minutes to register.

The by-election in the Claines ward has been called following the death of Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell.

Whoever is elected on the day will play an important role in running local services in Claines, including decisions on housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more.

The deadline to register to vote is fast approaching, so 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 is midnight on Tuesday July 23. Anyone can apply online at It takes just five minutes. 

If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, check your details by contacting the Council’s Electoral Services Team.
Voters who cannot get to the polling station on August 8 can make arrangements in advance to ensure they don’t lose their vote.

The deadline for requesting a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday July 24 while applications for a proxy vote – which allows someone else to cast your vote at the polling station – have to be made by 5pm on Wednesday July 31.

To request either a postal or proxy vote contact the Council's Electoral Services Team

More about the Claines by-election.

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