Published: Thursday, 8th April 2021
Residents in the Sevenoaks District are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote for the elections taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
The deadline to register is midnight on Monday 19 April 2021 and while there is still time, it’s running out.
The quickest way to register to vote is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes about five minutes and you will need your national insurance number. Residents can also call the Council on 01732 227000 to ask for a registration form to be sent to them.
Anyone unable to make it to the polling station on 6 May can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021 or a proxy vote, where a chosen person votes on behalf of another, by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.
Returning Officer and Chief Executive of Sevenoaks District Council, Dr Pav Ramewal, says: “Elections are always an incredibly busy time for us but this year our team has worked even harder to make sure residents can vote in a Covid secure way.”
Dr Ramewal adds: “We would encourage everyone to make sure they are registered to vote before 19 April so they don’t miss out on having their say. If you are worried about voting in a polling station this year, applying for a postal vote is straightforward and forms are available online or by contacting the Council.”
For more information about the election, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/elections