A Few Days Left To Register and Changes in Two Polling Stations

RESIDENTS who want to vote in the up and coming General Election have just a few days left to register to vote. Any application made after midnight on Monday May 22nd will not be accepted.

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote on June 8th is online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Alternatively, local residents can obtain a paper copy of the registration form by contacting Reading’s electoral registration office direct on 0118 937 3717.

Every individual is now responsible for registering themselves to vote. Previously, one person in every household was responsible for registering everyone else who lives at that address.

‘Empty Property’ Poll Cards have now also been sent to households where the Electoral Services team currently does not have anyone registered.  Details are on the Poll Card for them to contact the team for a registration form. Again, the deadline to register is May 22.

People who want to vote in the 2017 General Election by post need to be registered under Individual Electoral Registration. The Electoral Services Team have to receive completed and signed postal vote application forms by 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May at the latest.

Anyone who is unsure whether they are registered, should contact the Council’s electoral registration team by email on elections@reading.gov.uk.

Voters in Battle and Caversham wards are also being given early notice of changes in the location of two polling stations for the 2017 General Election.

The Polling Station at Amersham Road Youth and Community Centre, in Caversham ward, is not available this year due to on-going refurbishment. The Caversham Children’s Centre  – at nearby 114 Amersham Road – will instead be the Polling Station for election day.

The Polling Station usually located at Cranbury College, in Battle ward, will move to Emmanuel Methodist Church (448 Oxford Road).  This has more room and flat access.

Poll cards are being sent to electors with the up to date polling stations listed in both instances. The Council will continue to publicise both new Polling Stations in the run up to Thursday June 8th.

Oscar Mortali

For media enquiries about this release email oscar.mortali@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 2301