The Local Council elections take place on 1st May. This will be your opportunity to vote for two representatives on the new unitary council for County Durham.
You can only vote in elections if your name is on the Register of Electors and I am aware that there are a lot of houses in the area with no-one registered.
In addition, some residents may have moved into the area since the new register came into force on 1 December last year.
Moved home? Coming up to 18? Just not on the register?
If you’ve moved since the Register was compiled or have been missed off, you can get your details amended. All you have to do is to fill in a Voter Registration Form which you must sign yourself, someone else cannot do it for you.
Registration forms are available from the City Council’s office at 17 Claypath. Alternatively, print off the registration form below:-
Applications must be signed by the elector and returned to the Electoral Registration Office, Durham City Council, 17 Claypath, Durham DH1 1RH.
Anyone may apply for a postal vote at an election. Or you can apply for someone else to vote for you if, for example, you are blind or disabled, or if you will be away from home during an election. Contact the Electoral Registration Office at 17 Claypath for the forms (or see below).
There is a deadline of 5 pm. eleven working days before the day of an election for the receipt of new postal vote applications and six working days before the day of election for the receipt of new proxy vote applications.
Forms to apply for a Postal Vote or a Proxy Vote can be downloaded from the following links:-
Again they must be returned to the 17 Claypath address.