On Thursday May 2 people in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level – and residents are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote.
Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more.
In order to vote in the upcoming local election, residents must be on the electoral register. 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 to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April. Apply online now - it takes just five minutes.
Shane Flynn, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council, said:
“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. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote.”
Chris Hinde, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the Midlands, said:
“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”
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.
The elections on May 2 will be for 11 of Worcester’s 35 city councillors. Polls will be held in the Arborteum, Bedwardine, Cathedral, Claines, Nunnery, St Clement, St John, St Peter’s, St Stephen, Warndon Parish North and Warndon Parish South wards.
There will also be polls for the parish councils in Warndon and St Peter’s, if sufficient numbers of candidates are nominated.