Published: Tuesday, 9 April 2024

Oxford residents who are not yet registered to vote are reminded that the deadline to register for the May elections is fast approaching.

On 2 May there will be elections for Oxford City Council and the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, 16 April. 

Those already registered to vote at their current address do not need to re-register. But anyone who has moved home since they last registered, changed their name, or recently turned 18 must register before the deadline. 


“These elections are a chance people to have their say on their local representatives. If you are not registered please make sure you register before midnight on 16 April.  

“And no one needs to miss out on voting if they can’t make it down to their polling station. Postal and proxy voting provides an easy alternative for those who can’t or don’t want to vote in person. Applying is easy but please don’t leave applications until the last minute.
Caroline Green, Returning Officer, Oxford City Council  

Don't forget your voter ID 

To vote at a polling station, people must show a photo ID. This includes a passport, a driving licence or some travel cards. The Electoral Commission website gives full details on acceptable forms of ID. 

Voters without acceptable ID can apply for free ID online or by completing and submitting a paper form to the Council. The deadline for this election is 5pm on 24 April.  

Can’t vote in person? 

Any voters who can’t vote in person can apply to vote by post, or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place (a proxy vote). The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 17 April. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is at 5pm on 24 April. 

Electors can see who is standing in the Oxford City Council election by visiting the Statement of Persons nominated webpage. 

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