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DEADLINE LOOMING: Watford residents reminded to register to vote ahead of upcoming elections

 Published on: 13th April 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

The deadline for registering to vote in the May elections is quickly approaching.

All residents over 18 who have not already registered must do so by April, 17 2023, in order to exercise their right to vote and ensure their voices are heard.

Residents who have not yet registered to vote can do so online here.

In addition, residents are reminded that if they are voting at their local polling station, they must present an accepted form of photo ID. The full list of accepted photo IDs can be found here.

If residents do not have an accepted form of photo ID, they must apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on April 25, 2023. The application is free and to apply, you need a recent, digital photo of yourself and your National Insurance number.

To apply, residents should visit here.

Those wishing to submit a new application for a postal vote must do so by 5pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Applications are available via the Government portal.

If residents, or someone they know, requires assistance applying, they can contact Watford Borough Council’s Elections Team at or visit the Customer Service Centre at Watford Town Hall in-person, and a member of the team will be available to help with the application process. Residents are required to bring all necessary documents with them.

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