Register to vote – time is running out

Published: Monday, 11th April 2022

If you’re not registered to vote then time is running out if you want to vote in the 5 May elections. You only have until midnight on 14 April – next Thursday.

On Thursday 5 May residents in Oxford can have their say on who represents them on Oxford City Council. Oxford will have elections for half of the City Council as well as for Old Marston parish council.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Make sure you’re registered

Oxford City Council is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time. It takes just five minutes to apply online on the Register To Vote page.

Those already registered at their current address do not need to re-register.

“Time is tight, but the good news is that it only takes a few minutes to register.

"Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in Oxford. Register before the deadline on 14 April.”

Susan Sale, Electoral Registration Officer for Oxford City Council

If you’re in any doubt as to whether you are registered you can check with Oxford City Council. Email elections@oxford.gov.uk or phone 01865 249811.

Postal and proxy voting

Registered voters can vote in person at their polling station, or they can apply to vote by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal is 5pm on 19 April and for a proxy vote, 5pm on 26 April; but please don’t leave it until the last minute.

For information on the 5 May elections, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, visit the Electoral Commission website.

A list of candidates in the May elections is available on the Council’s Elections in Oxford webpage.