Published Thursday 13 April 2023 at 10:16
The deadline is approaching for people to register to vote in this year’s local elections.
Voters in Blackburn with Darwen have been urged to register in time for this year’s elections.
Residents will go to the polls on Thursday, May 4th to cast their ballots to elect councillors for Blackburn with Darwen Council.
This year new legislation means that all residents will need to bring Voter ID to polling stations – a change in requirements for casting votes across the UK.
You can apply for a free Voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) if you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID.
The deadline to apply for this is 5pm on Tuesday, April 25th.
You can find out more about Voter ID, how to apply for a VAC and what you will need to cast your vote at a polling station here: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id/accepted-forms-photo-id
The deadline to register to vote is 11.59pm on Monday, April 17th.
This takes just a few minutes – find out more here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The deadline for receiving new postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday, April 18th.
This is also the deadline to change existing postal votes.
The deadline for new proxy vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday, April 25th.
If you are already registered to vote and plan to vote in person at a polling station, there is no need to re-register.
For more information about the upcoming elections, candidates and voting, visit: www.blackburn.gov.uk/elections-and-voting