Remember to register to vote!

Make sure you are registered to vote ahead of the May 3 poll.

Local government elections select Councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more.

In order to vote in the upcoming local election, you must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote is fast approaching, so we are urging residents who have not already registered at their current address to make sure they do so in time.

If you have moved house since you last voted you must register at your new address – paying council tax does not mean you are registered to vote.

Everyone in your home must register individually. You can do this on the government website gov.uk.

You’ll need your National Insurance Number. If you can’t find it you can find a lost national insurance number on gov.uk or call the National Insurance Numbers helpline on 0300 200 3502.

If you still can’t give your National Insurance number you’ll be asked to say why.

Applying to vote, doesn’t automatically add you to the electoral register.

Check if you are registered if you aren’t sure.

In order to register to vote you must:

  • live in the electoral area
  • be at least 18 years old or due to become 18 during the registration period
  • be a British, Irish, Commonwealth citizen or citizen of a European Union country

You can view the Electoral Register, at any main library or at Wallasey Town Hall.

You can also view the register for your ward at your local library.

You can find answers to any questions you may have by visiting: https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/ 

Don’t forget to be eligible to vote in these elections, you must register by 11.59pm on Tuesday, April 17.

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