Voting in the 2022 Local Elections – Latest news from Mole Valley District Council

Residents in 14 wards will be going to the polls in Mole Valley on Thursday 5 May 2022.  If you are not on the electoral register – for example if you have moved home recently and not yet registered at that new address – you have until midnight on Thursday 14 April to do so.  You need to be registered to vote in order to have your say at this year’s elections

There are a number of ways to vote in the May elections; at a polling station, by post or by appointing someone to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote. Residents who are unable to cast their vote in person on 5 May, or have someone they trust do it for them, can apply to vote by post. Visit the Electoral Commission’s website and complete a postal vote application form before 5pm on 19 April.

Please visit the Elections Page on Mole Valley District Council’s (MVDC’s) website to find out more about the upcoming elections. To check whether you are registered to vote, call the elections team on 01306 879198 or email mailto:electoral.registration@molevalley.gov.uk.

Karen Brimacombe, Chief Executive and Electoral Registration Officer for MVDC, said: “These elections allow you to make your voice heard and have your say on who represents you in your local area.

“Polling cards are being sent out to voters who have registered to vote in wards where elections will be taking place. Any resident living in any one of those wards who has not received theirs by the end of March is likely not on the electoral register. If that’s the case, you will still have until 14 April to do so. Please check your poll card for details of how you are able to vote and the location of your polling station.

“We’re making plans for these elections now so that, however you choose to cast your vote, you can do so safely. Electors will be encouraged to use hand sanitiser, wear a face covering when entering the polling station and to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballot paper. You do have the option to apply to vote by post or by proxy if you do not wish to come to your designated polling station.”

 

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