On Thursday 2 May residents in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them on the City Council.
The councillors elected that day will be responsible for making decisions on running services in your city. 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. With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the local elections, Worcester City Council is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April. Anyone can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote
. It takes just five minutes.
Shane Flynn, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council, said:
“Act quickly because there is only one week left to make sure you can take part in the local elections, so find your NI number now and head to gov.uk/register-to-vote
. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard by deciding who represents you on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life here in Worcester. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote on May 2.”
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.”
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. Nine parish councillors will be in St Peter’s, four for in Warndon Parish Council’s north ward and another four in its south ward.
Residents who have registered to vote but who will not be able to go to a polling station in person on May 2 can apply for a postal vote or arrange for someone else to be able to vote on their behalf with a proxy vote.
The deadlines for these applications are:
- Postal votes – 5pm on 15 April
- Proxy votes – 5pm on 24 April