WNC : Key dates ahead of elections

Reminder of key dates ahead of May elections from WNC.

People are being reminded of all the key dates and deadlines ahead of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections on 2 May, as well as the need to have an acceptable form of photo ID ready.

Voter ID

Anyone voting in person at a Polling Station will have to produce a valid photo ID in order to vote, following new national requirements introduced last year.

Many common forms of photo ID are acceptable, including passports, driving licences, blue badges, ID cards featuring the PASS mark and travel cards such as bus passes, but people are urged to view the full list on our website at westnorthants.gov.uk/VoterID

Only one form of photo ID is required, but it must be the original version and not a photocopy, and the name on it must be the same name you used to register to vote. Out-of-date ID can be used, so long as the picture on it still looks like you.

Anyone who does not have one of the valid forms of ID listed is urged to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate from the Government website at gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter- authority-certificate

People must submit their application by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April in order to receive the certificate in time for the elections on 2 May.

Registering to vote and deadlines for postal and proxy votes

The Council is also encouraging people to ensure they are registered to vote in good time for the election, and to arrange any postal or proxy votes in good time.

The deadlines for this are as follows:

Visit our elections pages for more information

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