East Suffolk residents who have registered to vote will begin to receive their poll cards for the forthcoming local elections in the next few days – and they will look a little different this time.
With photographic ID now required at polling stations, it is important that everyone is aware of the new rules and, with this in mind, poll cards have been amended to carry the information that people will need to ensure they can vote.
The cards will be larger and, for the first time, will be delivered in a white envelope, with the words ‘Official Poll Card’ on the front.
East Suffolk Council’s Returning Officer Chris Bally said: “Elections to East Suffolk Council are fast approaching and we want everyone who is eligible to have the opportunity to vote.
“These new poll cards are just one of many ways we are providing information about the new voter ID requirements. It is a change, however we hope it will be straightforward and we want to ensure that everyone is prepared.”
If you are registered to vote, you will receive your poll cards for the local elections which take place on 4 May. If you have yet to register, the deadline to do so is 11:59pm on Monday 17 April.
You must take appropriate photographic ID with you to vote on 4 May. Details of accepted ID or how to apply for free voter ID.
If you are voting by post, photo ID is not required.