Rushmoor Borough Council is reminding residents in Aldershot and Farnborough to make sure that they are registered to vote in good time for the local elections.

On Thursday 2 May, residents will have the opportunity to vote for one councillor in their local area and to also choose a Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire. 

The council published its notice of election last week and potential candidates now have until 4pm on Friday 5 April to get their nominations in. One seat in each of Rushmoor’s 13 ward areas will be up for election. 

Jill Shuttleworth, Corporate Manager – Democracy at Rushmoor Borough Council said: “It’s always a very busy time for the council as we get ready for the elections, and we want to encourage as many people as possible to use their vote on 2 May.” 

Jill added: “With the potential for a general election to be called this year, it is particularly important for people to check that their registration details are up to date and that they have the identification they need in order to vote at a polling station and the sooner that they can do this the better.” 

Like last year, voters will need to show voter ID to vote at a polling station. There are many types of photo ID that can be used such as a passport, driver's licence, military identity card, blue badge, or a disabled or older person's bus pass (as well as many others). Further information about the types of photo ID that you can use to vote are available on our voter ID page 

Anyone who finds that they don’t have the right identification has until Wednesday 24 April to apply for a voter authority certificate (VAC). A VAC from last year when the changes were first introduced will still be valid this year. 

In the run-up to the elections there are some key deadline dates that residents need to be aware of. 

Anyone who is not already registered to vote, will need to do so by Tuesday 16 April and can also let the council know about any changes in their personal information by going to our register to vote page.

For voters who want to apply for a postal vote this year or make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote, the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. 

Further information about the upcoming elections and details about registering to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote, key dates and more are available by going to our elections and voting pages. Residents can also get in touch with the council’s elections team by calling 01252 398 824. 

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