Still time to register to vote in Exeter as list of candidates is published
There’s still time to register to vote in this year’s City Council elections on 5 May – but anyone not yet registered will need to act fast.
In order to vote in May, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register is midnight on Thursday 14 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote
This year residents in Exeter will be voting to elect 17 City Councillors in all 13 wards across the city, as four by-elections are also being held on that day. Voters the Exwick, Heavitree, Priory and Pennsylvania wards can vote for up to two candidates on their ballot papers.
Nominations have now closed for this year’s elections. A Summary of Candidates Nominated in each of the 13 wards is now available on the Council’s website.
A total of 55 polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on 5 May.
People can choose to vote in a number of ways – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.
The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 19 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 26 April.
For information on elections in Exeter, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, voters can visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.