Polling cards sent out for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election - The Stratford Observer

Polling cards sent out for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election

Stratford Editorial 27th Mar, 2024   0

IT’S nearly time for residents in Stratford district to vote in the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election.

A total of 106,788 poll cards notifying residents of the local election on Thursday May 2 have been sent out.

They inform residents where their polling station is and when they can vote, from 7am until 10pm.

It is important residents make a note of their polling station as some venues may have been changed.

Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

Electors who wish to vote at a polling station must now show acceptable photo ID, such as a passport, driving licence, blue badge and certain bus passes. Full details and a list of acceptable photo ID are available on SDC’s website.

If electors don’t have suitable photo ID, they can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate online at www.gov.uk by 5pm on Wednesday April 24.

To be able to vote at this election residents must be aged 18 or over on the day of the poll, a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European citizen and be on the electoral register or have applied to be so by midnight on Tuesday April 16.

All completed postal vote application forms must be submitted before 5pm on Wednesday April 17 and applications for proxy votes close at 5pm on Wednesday April 24.

For all elections enquiries contact SDC’s elections office on 01789 260208.

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