An urgent reminder has been issued by Erewash council ahead of the General Election that time is fast running out to apply for a postal vote.

The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. Requests for postal votes in the run-up to the poll on 4 July should be submitted here:

Apply to vote by post | Electoral Commission

The alert comes as the council sends out polling cards to residents on the electoral register. People were given until 23:59 BST on Tuesday 18 June to ensure they are on the list.

Postal votes are available to those who will be on holiday, working or who simply find that mailing their vote is more convenient. You will need to prove your identity when applying.

Polling stations will be open between 07:00 and 22:00 on election day. Those unable to vote in person can nominate a proxy, who must also be on the electoral register.

The rules for voting by proxy have changed. If you applied for a proxy vote before 31 October 2023, this has expired and you need to apply again.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June. Info is here: Apply for a proxy vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You can also request an emergency proxy vote after this deadline if last-minute work commitments or a medical emergency mean you cannot vote in person. You can apply for this up to 5pm on polling day. Info is here: Emergency proxy vote | Electoral Commission 

The council’s elections team can help with any enquiries. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 907 1190.