SHBC encourages residents of Bisley and West End to register to vote ahead of by-election

Date: 

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022
'Your Vote Matters Don't Lose it' wording below white ballot paper with dark green cross on it going into slot of ballot boxOn Thursday 14 April 2022 residents in Bisley and West End will elect a new ward councillor to fill the vacancy that arose earlier this year.   
 
In order to vote in this election, residents of Bisley and West End must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Surrey Heath is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.    
 
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 29 March. It takes just five minutes to apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.   
 
Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on 14 April.    
 
Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm on Thursday, 14 April 2022. All electors voting in person will vote at either Bisley Village Hall or Tringham Hall. The relevant polling station will be on each elector’s polling card. 
 
The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 30 March, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 6 April.   
 
Damian Roberts, Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer for Surrey Heath, said: “As with any election, it’s important that as many residents as possible in Bisley and West End make their voices heard and have a say on who represents them on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. To be able to vote in this election, you must be registered by midnight on 29 March.    
 
“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.    
 
“If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action. If in doubt, you can check with us via vote@surreyheath.gov.uk or 01276 707165.”  
 
Further details, including details of candidates standing for election, can be found on the Surrey Heath Bisley and West End By-Election 2022 webpage
 
For information on elections in your area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.