Posted: Mon 22nd Apr 2024

Last chance to apply for proxy vote ahead of PCC election

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

There are just days left to apply for a proxy vote on May 2 Police and Crime Commissioner election.

A proxy vote is when someone you trust goes to the polling station on your behalf and votes as you have asked them to.

You can apply online for a someone to be your proxy if you just want them to do it for one election.

Those who want a proxy vote have until 5pm on April 24 to apply.

If you would like someone to be your proxy for a certain amount of time or until you cancel it contact Wrexham Council’s electoral team by calling 01978 292020.

If you would like to apply for a proxy vote for the PCC election on May 2 you can apply online via GOV.UK’s proxy vote pages.

In North Wales four candidates have put themselves forward to become the region’s next PCC. These are:

  • Andy Dunbobbin – Labour and Co-operative Party
  • Ann Griffith – Plaid Cymru
  • Brian Jones – Welsh Conservative Party
  • Richard Marbrow – Welsh Liberal Democrats

Photo ID

At the PCC election voters will need to show photographic ID at the polling station in order to be able to vote.

Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport or drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card.

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Jackie Killeen, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance, said: “Anyone voting at a polling station will need to show photo ID before they can be given their ballot paper.

“It’s important that everyone understands what types of ID they can use, and how to apply for free ID if they need it.

“You can find information about the new requirement and what to expect at the polling station, on the Electoral Commission’s website.”

Ian Bancroft, Returning Officer at Wrexham Council, said: “With elections taking place in Wrexham on May 2, 2024, it is important that those who want to vote make sure they have an accepted form of ID.

“It may seem early but checking now means you will be ready to vote in May.

“Residents who do not have one of the accepted forms of ID can apply for free ID either online or by completing a paper application form and sending this to Wrexham’s electoral services team.

“If you need any help with applying for the free ID or want to request an application form, contact the electoral services team on email [email protected] or call 01978 292020.”

Anyone who doesn’t have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online or by completing a paper form.

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID, at electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID.



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