The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming elections is today (Monday 19 April) at 11:59pm. All the information you need on the upcoming elections can be found on the Wiltshire Council website here.
There are a number of elections taking place on 6 May, including the unitary and town & parish. The Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner Election also takes place on 6 May as well as a number of local neighbourhood planning referendums.
It only takes a few minutes to register to vote. You only need to register once – not for every election, so you may already be registered. You’ll need to register again if you’ve changed your name, address or nationality.
You must be aged 16 or over to register to vote (18 or over to vote)
You must also be one of the following:
- a British citizen
- an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK
- a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission
- a citizen of another country living in Scotland or Wales who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission
Register to vote by post if you can – deadline 5pm 20 April
Voting by post will be the safest and most convenient way to have your say on 6 May. You have until 20 April at 5pm to register to vote by post if you’re able to. Anyone can apply for a postal vote, you don’t need to give a reason.
The deadline to apply for someone to vote on your behalf (proxy) is 5pm on 27 April. More information on ‘Voting by proxy’ can be found on the Wiltshire Council website here.