YOUR VOTE MATTERS 

The biggest elections in years are coming. Across the UK on 6 May, people are going to the polls to vote in local and mayoral elections, for Police and Crime commissioners and for all seats in the Scottish and Welsh parliaments, and the Northern Ireland Assembly in May 2022. 

But to take part. You need to be registered to vote and to vote safely you should think about voting by post. It’s the best way to keep safe and limit the spread of the coronavirus. We’re not out of the woods yet.

1. Register to vote 

It’s quick and easy to register. Do it online on at gov.uk/register-to-voteDeadline to register to vote in England, Wales and Scotland is Monday 19 April. Get your friends, family and colleagues registered too.

2. Vote safe, vote by post

Help stop the spread of coronavirus, make voting safer at these elections - vote by post.  For details on what you need to do to apply for a postal vote visit the Electoral Commission website here: Electoral Commission Voting by Post. The deadline to apply for a new postal vote and for changes to an existing postal vote is 5pm Tuesday 20 April in England and Wales. In Scotland the deadline is 5pm Tuesday 6 April. 

3. Help our communities recover - VOTE on 6 May

Your vote is your voice, don’t lose it. Make sure you get your vote and that you vote safely by post. Local elections are a very big deal and they don’t get much bigger than this. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us just how hard our local councils and local leaders work to keep our communities safe. These elections impact our daily lives so make sure you get your vote. This is a registration drive by the trade union movement to make sure working class people are signed up and heard.