Voter registration deadline is just days away

Cherwell residents are reminded that the deadline to register to vote in the May local elections is just days away.

Published: Friday, 8th April 2022

Elections are happening on 5 May, with a third of the seats on Cherwell District Council being contested. People who are not already registered to vote will need to do so before midnight on 14 April.

Yvonne Rees, Returning Officer, said: “The district council election is a chance for you to have your say on who is in charge of essential public services like waste collection, environmental health and leisure centres.

“If you have not already registered at your current address, have recently turned 18 or changed your name, make sure to register before midnight on 14 April to have your say.”

Nominations for both the district and parish elections have now closed. People can go online and see who is standing in their district ward or parish by visiting the council website.

Thirty-one parish councils in the district have scheduled elections on 5 May and one has an unscheduled by-election. However, in all cases there are fewer candidates than seats on the respective parish councils. This means the elections will not be contested.

Voting options

Those already registered to vote at their current address do not need to re-register.

When registering to vote it helps if people have their national insurance numbers to hand. The deadline for people to register to vote is 11:59pm on Thursday 14 April.

To register visit

As well as voting in person at a polling station, people can choose to have a postal or proxy vote instead. A proxy vote lets electors choose a trusted person to vote on their behalf. People must be registered to vote to apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Electors can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April, or for a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April.

More information on voting options

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