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Keep a look out for poll cards – and check the details

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Poll cards have been issued to voters in St Albans District for important local elections on Thursday 2 May.

St Albans City and District Council has posted the cards to around 110,000 people who are registered to vote.

Voters should examine their cards carefully to check their ward and the location of their polling station.

They do not need to bring their poll cards with them to vote, but doing so makes it easier for the polling station staff to find you on the electoral register.

Voters must show approved photo ID when voting at a polling station.

The elections are for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner and 21 of the 56 seats on the District Council. 

Amanda Foley, Returning Officer for St Albans City and District, said:

We are asking people to look out for their poll cards and to keep them safe for when they can vote.

We don’t want people turning up to the wrong place to vote, so it is important that they check the details, particularly the location of the polling station.

Voter ID

Voters are required to present an approved form of photo ID in order to vote at a polling station. This includes a current or expired UK passport or driver’s licence containing a photograph that is a true likeness of the voter.


Anyone who does not have one of the accepted types of ID can apply for free ID online.


Details of approved photo ID and how to apply for free ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, are available on the poll cards and the Electoral Commission’s website here.

The deadline for applying for the Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Register To Vote

Residents in St Albans District have only a short time left to register to vote at the May’s elections.

Everyone aged 18 and above who is not registered at their current address should do so by midnight on Tuesday 16 April.

It takes only a few minutes to register at your current address by going online here

People who were eligible to vote in last year’s elections and whose details have not changed will still be registered. They can check by calling the Council’s Electoral Services Team on 01727 819294.

Postal and Proxy Votes

Residents who are unable to get to a polling station on Thursday 2 May can apply to vote by post or proxy.

The deadline for applying to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April and to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April. In certain circumstances, an emergency proxy vote can be applied for up until 5pm on the day of the elections.

Most types of postal vote can be applied for online here and proxy votes, here. Forms to apply to vote by post or proxy are also available from the Council’s Electoral Services Team or at the Electoral Commission’s website

Candidate List

The full list of candidates for the elections will be published after 4pm on Friday 5 April.

This year, District Council elections are taking place in 18 of the 20 District wards with no District Council election taking place in Colney Heath and Redbourn. Elections for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner will take place throughout the whole district. 

Further Information

You can find more information about the elections here

Media Contact: John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer, 01727 819533,