Woking residents – are you registered to vote?


Tuesday, 12 March, 2024

The deadline for Woking residents to be registered to vote for the upcoming local elections is Tuesday 16 April. 

On Thursday 2 May, registered voters will be able to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner and members of Woking Borough Council. You can register online ahead of the local elections - it takes just five minutes. Woking residents who have moved address since the last election, will also need to register again to vote.

Voters have a range of options – they can vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. Voters can now apply online to vote by post and for some types of proxy vote, and will need to prove their identity when applying. You can visit the Electoral Commission Website to read more about postal and proxy voting.

Gareth John, Returning Officer at Woking Borough Council, said:

“With elections taking place in Woking on 2 May 2024, it is important that those who want to vote make sure they are registered. It may seem early, but the deadline to register is now only one month away. 

“Photo ID will also be required if voting in person at the polling station. Residents who do not have one of the accepted forms of ID, such as a passport, a driving license or bus pass, can apply for a free ID either online or by completing a paper application form and sending this to Woking Borough Council’s electoral services team.”

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply.