Local elections 2022

News from: Reading Borough Council

Thursday 5 May is Reading’s first ‘all-out’ local election in 18 years. There are a number of ways for you to cast your vote in the 2022 Local Elections. You can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

Please note the deadline for registering to vote and for postal votes has now passed. Proxy applications must be received by the Electoral Registration Office by 17:00 on Tuesday 26 April 2022. For proxy votes, visit Local Borough Elections 2022 – Reading Borough Council to download the Absent Vote Application Forms.

Polling cards are being posted out to households across the borough. We are asking you to take a second to check your card carefully to ensure your details and voting method is correct.

We are urging residents who choose to vote at polling stations to double check ahead of polling day this year to see if their usual polling station has changed as a result of a recent Local Ward Boundary Review in Reading. You can check your local polling station on your polling cards or by using the polling station finder. Information on polling stations is also available on the Electoral Commission’s website.

On polling day itself, staff will be on hand to assist voters with any questions about filling out their ballot paper. There are also a number of items that will be available at polling stations to help people cast their vote, including large print sample ballot papers and tactile voting devices to help those with a visual impairment. Residents can visit the local election information page to find out more about the elections on 5 May 2022, including a full list of candidates for all 16 wards when published. Residents with questions can also contact their local elections team at Elections@reading.gov.uk.

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