Make sure you're ID ok for polling day ahead of Worcester elections - The Worcester Observer

Make sure you're ID ok for polling day ahead of Worcester elections

Worcester Editorial 24th Mar, 2024   0

PEOPLE in Worcester are being urged to ensure they are ID ok for polling day ahead of this year’s City Council elections.

This year’s elections will take place on May 2 and will see people vote for all 35 city councillors on the same day.

Another significant change this year sees Worcester’s new political map come into play, which sees the number of wards in the city increase from 15 to 16.

There will also be elections for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and, if enough nominations are received, seats on St Peter’s and Warndon parish councils.

Voters will be able to cast their ballot in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

Those who want to vote need to register to do so before midnight on April 16.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on April 17, and the cut-off point to register for a proxy vote is 5pm on April 24.

Voters who do not have a suitable form of photo ID, such as a passport, driving licence, immigration document or an older person’s bus pass, can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on April 24.

Shane Flynn, Returning Officer for Worcester, said: “This is your chance to make your voice heard and decide who represents you on big issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Worcester, from housing and parks to bin collections.

“Time is running out to make sure you can take part in Worcester’s local elections.

“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important to make sure you are correctly registered to vote.”

Visit to register to vote or to apply for a postal or proxy vote or a Voter Authority Certificate.

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